MSDN says about FileID
The file identifier and the volume serial number uniquely identify a file on a single computer. To determine whether two open handles represent the same file, combine the identifier and the volume serial number for each file and compare them.
So, it should be possible to simulate inodes on Win32, at least for
compilers where int
s are big enough and/or someone has taken care that all variables holding inodes have a suitable size.
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