What is iNode on Linux and more details on that?


Posted On: Feb 22, 2018


The iNode in Linux is an entry table containing information about the regular file and directory. It can be viewed as a data structure that contains the metadata about the files. The following are the contents of the iNode.

  • User ID - Owner of the file.
  • Group ID - Owner of the group.
  • Size of File - a major or minor number in some files.
  • Timestamp - access time, and modification time.
  • Attributes - some properties of the file.
  • Access control list - permission for users.
  • Link count - The number of hard links relative to the inode.
  • File type - Type of the file such as regular, directory, or pipe.

Link to the location of the file and other metadata.

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