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Re: Really stupid use of cleanlinks

On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 12:48:11PM -0500, Michael D. Schleif wrote:
> Actually, that script removes every symbolic link that does not test
> successfully as a regular file.  Yes, that test will follow the symbolic
> link; but, it will only check whether or not the destination is a
> regular file.  It does *NOT* test for dangling symlink at all!  On my
> system, I have *many* symlinks to directories, all of which contain
> something, and this script flags *ALL* of them for removal . . .
> What could be the purpose of this script?

It's a utility to reverse the effects of lndir, which is mainly intended
for building cheap copies of source trees. See their respective man

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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