I’m trying to write a function that tells me is a certain path is a directory.
I was wondering if there are any tools to keep track of the access history of a file. I know of stat, but as far as I understand, it only returns information about the last time the file was accessed. Answers: Thank you for visiting the Q&A section on Magenaut. Please note that all the … Read more
For a long time, Linux hasn’t bothered with file creation dates because none of the file systems it commonly used supported them. However now, 2 file systems commonly used (NTFS and ext4) both record file creation dates.
stat() on a file, returns several fields including
st_blksize. This is documented as “the ‘preferred’ block size for efficient filesystem I/O”. The value is not used as a unit for other
stat() fields, or referred to anywhere else in the POSIX standard.