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ncurses link

In /usr/include there is a softlink called ncurses pointing to . I
want to make a backup of the whole machine, so I connected to it via
ftp as root, cd'ed to / and said: get ..tar

But now tar gets stuck with that softlink pointing to itself: Its
still transfering, but a tar -tf just shows more and more ncurses
adding to /isr/include/ncurses. Why does tar not just pack that
softlink, but tries to copy the file its pointing to? Why is that
ncurses pointing to . anyway?


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