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Re: ln and -F
yes, i have just been doing some reading on that, and one should still be able
to use -F for symlinks, correct? so why not enable a logic rule that makes it
where you have to have -s in conjunction with it, or else it will not work?
I just think that if something is supported, it should be documented if,
binding it to -s will make it useful and safe? If one wants to hardlink to a directory
then have them hack the code to get it to work, but if it is safe to soft link
to a directory, why not enable it and bind -F to -s as a logic rule?
of course, i am not an expert on all the gnomes that can come to life on this.
i am still reading. your thoughts?
Todd C. Miller writes:
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> so spake drauku (drauku):
> > why is -F flag of ln deliberately undocumented?
> Because you should not use it unless you really know what you are
> doing and have read the relevant code. Hard links to directories
> will confuse fsck.
> - todd