file owner & group names

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at
Wed Aug 18 14:11:31 EDT 2010

--- On Tue, 8/17/10, Monte Goulding <monte at> wrote:
> > 
> > Thinking it over, we could build a caching mechanism
> and only fall back to "stat" if we don't have the id in our
> cache already. 
> Just what I was thinking. 
> PS: ls -l on my machine doesn't truncate the user name.
> Cheers
> Monte

Well, just to wrap things up, I implemented the caching mechanism with calls to 'stat' to fetch additional user and group names based on the uid/gid from the detailed files.
See: <>


Jan Schenkel.
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