Re: New feature

Matthew Hannigan (
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 11:00:17 +1000

In message <60bud7$tt2$>, H. Peter Anvin writes:
>By author: Pavel Machek <>
>> Do not know why [ ls -F ] should touch files.
>It does a stat() on every single file.

But stat() doesn't need to open the file -- in fact you
do not even need any of read/write/execute permissions
to stat() a file -- at least on Solaris fr'instance.

PS. It's amazing the amount of grief/surprise this
"user-friendly" aliasing of ls in distributions does.