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All About inodes, Hard Links and Soft Links (adityapatawari.com)
2 points by adimania on Mar 28, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

Thanks for the article. I didn't know about the istat command. Just to add two facts that I discovered quite late:

* When under Unix a file is deleted (link count 0) but there is still a process that had opened the file for writing before it was deleted, then the inode size is still growing. Sometimes this situation happens with log files.

* Symbolic links can be handy as you can use relative path-references (e.g. ../../a/b/c) which sometimes can be quite handy

I have encountered the first situation you mentioned a few times. Thanks for the pointer, I should have mentioned it.

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