Definitions for "I-node"
Keywords:  inode, aix, pathname, node, indirect
The internal structure that describes an individual file to AIX. An i-node contains file size and update information, as well as the addresses of data blocks, or in the case of large files, indirect blocks that, in turn, point to data blocks. One i-node is required for each file.
a complex structure that provides the necessary flexibility to track the changing file system
a data structure which defines a file's existence and contains information about its location on disk, size, ownership, permissions, and time of last modification