Hi Laurent,

back to your original mail:

> By the way, if anyone know what lib to use for (native) to make a
> lstat syscall so I can replace the stat shell call, I'd be very
> grateful: I can't find where it is! (contrary to what I thought, it
> is NOT in libc...)

It seems the internal symbol is '__xstat'.

>From "/usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/sys/stat.h":

   __extern_inline int
   __NTH (stat (__const char *__path, struct stat *__statbuf))
   {
     return __xstat (_STAT_VER, __path, __statbuf);
   }

That's a pity, because it makes it rather unportable.



BTW, instead of using 'line', 'split' and 'pack' in

> (de stat (Path)
>    (mapcar pack
>       (split
>          (in
>             (list "stat" "-c" "%f %s %u %g %h %i %X %Y %Z" Path)
>             (line) )
>          " " ) ) )

and later parsing it with 'hex' and 'format', you could read it
directly:

(in (list "stat" "-c" "%f %s %u %g %h %i %X %Y %Z" Path)
   (make
      (link (hex (till " "))
      (do 8
         (link (read)) ) ) ) ) 

Cheers,
- Alex
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