GNU bug report logs - #28766
stat: don't display non-platform fields

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Package: coreutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: L A Walsh <coreutils@HIDDEN>; dated Mon, 9 Oct 2017 19:43:01 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.
Changed bug title to 'stat: don't display non-platform fields' from 'Req. for correction: don't display non-platform fields in "stat". & block number derivation?' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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when I display 'stat', it displays fields my platform doesn't know
about.

Utilities "shouldn't" display fields that are specific to other platforms.

Specifically, I'm not aware of a linux (or, for that matter, a POSIX)
"Birth time".  Things are confusing enough w/o adding in other platform
info, like I used "." for input to stat and got:
  File: .
  Size: 8192        Blocks: 24         IO Block: 4096   directory
Device: 821h/2081d  Inode: 33394       Links: 7
Access: (0775/drwxrwxr-x)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2017-10-09 10:56:22.969487183 -0700
...
--------------
Where Size/Blocks & IO Block are a bit confusing --

I.e. -- where does the "24" blocks come from?  It looks like
it is only 2 (x4096) blocks long from the ls output:

  Ishtar:/etc/sysconfig> ll -d .
  drwxrwxr-x 7 8192 Oct  9 10:53 ./

This is verified by looking at output from xfs_bmap.

So .. where does the "24" blocks come from?

Thanks...
-linda










Acknowledgement sent to L A Walsh <coreutils@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN:
bug#28766; Package coreutils. Full text available.
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