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Re: symlinks with 2.1 kernels

Joel Klecker <jk@espy.org> writes:

> Regarding "Re: symlinks with 2.1 kernels" of 17:28 -0800 1998-02-02,
> Stephen Zander wrote:
> >> BSD uses this 'new' system and claims it is posix conforming, but
> >> apparently the posix draft is a bit ambiguos. I think the lack of a lchown
> >> function in posix implies they intended you to use chown on symlinks.
> >
> >BSD isn't alone here. Solaris (and every other SVR4 system I've ever used)
> >has been doing this for ages.
> X/Open's Single Unix Specification has lchown().

Well that explains it - Linus is turning linux into unix! :)

"Normality is a statistical illusion." -- me

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