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How to get the Linux inode number of a file in java?

This java example demonstrates how to get the unix inode number of a file.

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import java.nio.file.*;
import java.nio.file.attribute.*;
public class MyFile {
  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception  {
    BasicFileAttributes attr = null;
    Path path = Paths.get("");
    attr = Files.readAttributes(path, BasicFileAttributes.class);
    Object fileKey = attr.fileKey();
    String s = fileKey.toString();
    String inode = s.substring(s.indexOf("ino=") + 4, s.indexOf(")"));
    System.out.println("Inode: " + inode);


$ java MyFile
Inode: 664938

$ ls -i