Dear god, you guys really like hurting yourselves.
If filetest doesn't do it, why not just something on the order of:
main (argc, argv)
struct stat stbuf;
if (!stat(argv, &stbuf))
printf("error: stat failed\n");
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of Paul Herman
> Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 11:45 PM
> To: Giorgos Keramidas
> Cc: Benjamin P. Grubin; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: mergemaster(8) broken -- uses Perl
> On Sun, 19 May 2002, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > On 2002-05-18 23:11, Benjamin P. Grubin wrote:
> > > Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > > >
> > > > [ The above should print in stdout just 01777 as a number. ]
> > > > ...
> > > > Does anyone know of any other (possibly more elegant way) of
> > > > reading the numeric value of the permission bits for a file?
> Hmmm, it's ugly but perhaps not as ugly:
> bash$ fstat -n /kernel < /kernel | grep -v PID
> pherman fstat 942 0 116,196608 235 100555
> 4114305 r /kernel
> (the 100555). The bad side is that you'd have to do a little
> trickery to catch the correct process. It'd probably be better
> just to add an option to fstat to display /usr/ports/sysutils/stat
> type info...
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