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Re: Hamm frozen, Slink created

dwarf@polaris.net (Dale Scheetz)  wrote on 03.04.98 in <Pine.LNX.3.96.980403092636.2421C-100000@dwarf.polaris.net·2>:

> On 3 Apr 1998, Kai Henningsen wrote:

> > That seems quite nonsensical. There's *no* way to "not follow" a symlink;
> > if you get or cd a symlink, following it is what will happen.
> This is simply not true. Mount a Debian Official CD on a dos machine; use
> Norton Commander and go to the msdos-i386 directory on the disk; select
> some files and copy them somewhere on the hard disk; the result is a bunch
> of zero length files.

Umm, you didn't use FTP anywhere.

> The same exact thing occurs with some DOS and Windows FTP clients.

Umm, those never touch the original file system through their own file  
system APIs.

Not only is it not "the same exact thing", it actually has absolutely  
nothing in common.

MfG Kai

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