What's the internal process of opening a file? To open a file, the system converts the pathname to inode and from the inode search the corresponding driver disk portion to look for the content of the ...
When I move a file to a different directory on the same partition, does the file's data actually move on disk?
I could see it going both ways. If the filesystem stores it's directory structure and list of files in each directory, and then points to the disk location of each of the files, it shouldn't require ...
Can some one please explain with a an example the file permission mechanism in Linux and other Unix like systems ? What are the nine bits for ? Why do we have a group id for a user as well as for a ...
My question is how directories are implemented? I can believe a data structure like a variable e.g. table, array or similar. Since UNIX is Open Source I can look in the source what the program does ...