The Guess What I'm Talking About Game - Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses
(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.

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The Guess What I'm Talking About Game - by venam - 16-11-2015, 05:52 AM
RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game - by grah - 26-02-2019, 03:10 PM

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