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Re: bug in "stat"

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: bug in "stat"
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 16:16:29 +0200

Manuel Kolloff <address@hidden> wrote:
> hey, i don't know if it's really a bug, maybe it is my own mistake, who
> knows...one day, i tried to get some information about my filesystem using
> the "stat --filesystem /dev/whatever" the general output was ok, but the
> filesystem type displayed never changed, doesn't matter if i run the prog on
> a linux or a windows partition, it always displays reiserfs as fs-type.
> i'm using suse 8.1, the version of the program isn't very
> clear...4.1.11...maybe, but it's also possible that this is just the version
> of the manpage, i don't know.
> i hope i can help you with this little report, and please excuse my maybe a
> little bit bad english, i'm from germany and i wasn't sure if i can write you
> in german.

Thank you for the report.
Currently `stat --filesystem /dev/whatever' gives you
information on the filesystem containing /dev/whatever
(almost always the root partition, `/').
If you want info on a different partition, you should use
a file on the desired mounted file system.

Your version of stat is from the now-subsumed fileutils-4.1.11.
The latest version of the coreutils package is here:

  (coreutils is the union of fileutils, textutils, and sh-utils)

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