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Re: ln -d: allow the super-user to make hard links to directories, uh hu
Re: ln -d: allow the super-user to make hard links to directories, uh huh
Wed, 15 Oct 2003 09:43:54 +0200
Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> $ info ln
> Allow the super-user to make hard links to directories.
> $ ln --help
> -d, -F, --directory hard link directories (super-user only)
> $ man ln
> -d, -F, --directory
> hard link directories (super-user only)
> Oh great, one spends hours tying to find what is wrong only to
> $ info ln
> On all existing implementations, you cannot make a hard link to a
> directory, and hard links cannot cross filesystem boundaries. (These
> restrictions are not mandated by POSIX, however.)
> Therefore, kindly say everywhere you say super-user only,
> instead say "few systems, super-user only".
Thanks for the suggestion.
I've done this (which fixes --help output and the generated man page):
2003-10-15 Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
* src/ln.c (usage): Clarify that --directory, -d, -F probably won't
work even for superuser. Suggestion from Dan Jacobson.
and added a similar note in coreutils.texi.