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Re: date reset on a /dev/ file

On Sunday 10 February 2002 04:49 pm, dman wrote:
> 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.
> -D

thanks for the response. the thing that concerns me is not so much that the 
date is wrong as it is that the date is impossible. i even tried changing the 
system date to 0, but: 

/# date -s %d0
date: invalid date `%d0'

can you think of any resources where i might get more info on this?


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