Re: date reset on a /dev/ file
On Sun, Feb 10, 2002 at 04:38:10PM -0800, ben wrote:
| On Sunday 10 February 2002 03:34 pm, ben wrote:
| > one if my /dev/ files has a mysterious date of 0 april 2001. has anyone had
| > this before. can i/should i manually reset that, and, if so, how is it
| > done?
| to follow up on that problem, cat /dev/<file> returns 'no such device' even
| though ls -al shows that it's there.
The existence of the inode on the disk is irrelevant to anything.
This is one of the reasons for 'devfs'. I just looked at one of the
files in my /dev and it has a date of Dec 31, 1969. (the epoch) I'm
using devfs, though.
A)bort, R)etry, B)ang it with a large hammer