A numeric file identifier.
A table entry within a filesystem that contains file information such as the owner, group, permissions, last modification date/time, last access date/time, and the block list of the actual file data. There is one inode for each file. The inodes are numbered sequentially. The inode does not contain the filename. A directory is a table that maps filenames to inode numbers.
The internal representation of a file in the UNIX operating system.
Pointer to a data block or another inode.
The control structure for all files on UNIX operating systems. Inode stands for Index Node, and is the focus of all file activities in the UNIX filesystem. Each file has one inode that defines the file's type (regular, directory, device, and so forth), the location on disk, the size of the file, access permissions, access times, and so forth. Note that the file's name is not stored in the inode; instead, the directory associates filenames with inodes.
A unique identifier for each file within a file system that contains the data and metadata associated with that file.
An operating system data structure which stores the required information about a file or directory.
a block of data that stores system-level information about a single file, such as its access modes, size, and references to its location on the physical storage device
a data structure on the disk that describes a file
a data structure that contains information about a file
a data structure that is used to manage most of the metadata for a file on a UNIX like filesystem
a data structure which holds information, or metadata, about a file on that filesystem
a disk based description of a file or directory which describes the files attributes and identifies the regions of the disk that contain the file or directory information
a disk data structure which stores information about a file like its permissions, ownership, date, size, location of data blocks (if it is a real disk
a file system data structure that keeps track of a file
a (numbered) area in a Linux filesystem that contains pointers to the locations where data is stored
a small structure that keeps information about a file
a special file designed to be read by the kernel to learn the information about each file
a structure that describes a file and is identified in the system by a file serial number
a uniq numeric identifier, essentially a file number, which identifies the file on that filesystem
a unique address within the filesystem to enable us to access a specific file (and hence its data)
Disc space quantum. Physical locations of data are given by the inode number from which the data are written.
In Unix computing, an i-node (or inode) is a data structure on a file system that stores basic information about a file, directory, or other file system object. This information includes: * The size of the file and its physical location ( if the file resides on a block device, such as a hard disk); * The file's owner and group; * The file mode, which determines what users can read, write, and execute the file; * Timestamps telling when the inode was created, last modified, and last accessed; and * A reference count telling how many hard links point to the inode. [from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inode
(n.) In environments based on UNIX®, an entry in a designated area of a disk that describes where a file is located on that disk, the file's size, when it was last used, and other identification information.
entry point leading to the contents of a file on a UNIX-like filesystem. An inode is identified in a unique way by a number, and contains meta-information about the file it refers to, such as its access times, its type, its size, but not its name
Abbreviation of Index Node. An inode is a data structure that represents a file within a traditional UNIX filesystem. It consists of a file's metadata and the numbers of the blocks that can be used to access the file's data.
A special data structure on a disk that maintains the attributes and location of files on the disk (on UNIX systems)
An inode is a data structure storing file properties. Each file has an inode, describing properties such as the physical position of the file on a disk. By default an inode occupies 2048 bytes.
A data structure holding information about files in a Unix file system. There is an inode for each file and a file is uniquely identified by the file system on which it resides and its inode number on that system. Each inode contains the following information: the device where the inode resides, locking information, mode and type of file, the number of links to the file, the owner's user and group ids, the number of bytes in the file, access and modification times, the time the inode itself was last modified and the addresses of the file's blocks on disk. A Unix directory is an association between file leafnames and inode numbers. A file's inode number can be found using the "-i" switch to ls.
The internal representation of a file, showing disk layout, owner, type (see file), permissions, access and modification times, size and the number of link s. Each inode has a unique decimal identifier.
A data structure that describes a file. Within any filesystem, the number of inodes, and hence the maximum number of files, is set when the filesystem is created. See also article 1.22.
The UNIX disk object that represents the existence of a file. The inode records owner and group IDs, and permissions. For regular disk files, the inode distinguishes files from directories and has other data that can be set with chmod. For device special file s, the inode contains major and minor device numbers and distinguishes block from character files.
A data structure that describes the individual files in an operating system. There is one inode for each file. The number of inodes in a file system, and therefore the maximum number of files a file system can contain, is set when the file system is created. Hardlinked files share the same inode.
A UNIX file structure used to address a file block. There is a unique inode allocated for each active file with a name made up of a device/i-number pair.
In computing, an inode is a data structure on a traditional Unix-style file system such as UFS. An inode stores basic information about a regular file, directory, or other file system object.