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RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game - Dworin - 26-02-2019

(26-02-2019, 04:40 AM)venam Wrote: File creation time or birth time is not UNIX standard and it's not vital data either. I think this is a wrong direction.
But the 'owner', the file, is central to UNIX design.
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Quote:Is your last post a new riddle or is it a rephrasing of he first one?
I think it was additional clues to the first one.

In that case file creation time definitely doesn't fit. Those make it sound more like some part of a RAID stack or partition table but those are not specifically UNIX either.


RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game - grah - 26-02-2019

(26-02-2019, 04:52 AM)Dworin Wrote: But the 'owner', the file, is central to UNIX design.

In that case file creation time definitely doesn't fit. Those make it sound more like some part of a RAID stack or partition table but those are not specifically UNIX either.

You were on the right track thinking about files. With the first block of clues when I said there would be no UNIX, I also meant everything else that came after (Unix-like).

(26-02-2019, 04:40 AM)venam Wrote: Let me try another guess:
a link

As in a link is part of an inode, which would be the owner, and there's a link count there too. A link doesn't exist on its own. And most users don't know about it.

I'll give it to you because that's very close to what I had in mind.
inode(s) of a filesystem

I was lumping link and inode together, for some reason I thought that inodes used their own kind of link.



RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game - venam - 27-02-2019

(26-02-2019, 03:10 PM)grah Wrote: I'll give it to you because that's very close to what I had in mind.

I thought about this for a while but it just didn't fit your clues, or so I thought. I would've said the reverse about the owner thing and the content or size parts.

This was still a fun quest to find out what it was. Thanks for this.


RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game - grah - 28-02-2019

(27-02-2019, 06:16 AM)venam Wrote: I thought about this for a while but it just didn't fit your clues, or so I thought. I would've said the reverse about the owner thing and the content or size parts.

This was still a fun quest to find out what it was. Thanks for this.

Not a problem, hopefully my lack of knowledge on the subject and all things *nix didn't make it too unnecessarily tough.