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Re: link -L/-P

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: link -L/-P
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 13:40:42 +0200

Eric Blake wrote:
> Eric Blake <ebb9 <at> byu.net> writes:
>> > I'd like to make a test release soon.  Maybe as soon as Friday.
>> > If you have something that you'd like included, please speak up.
>> I'm nearly ready to post support for ln -P/-L, thanks to the pending addition
>> of gnulib linkat().  That would be nice to have in the release.
> How does this look?

Looks fine.  Thanks!
One nit:

> diff --git a/doc/coreutils.texi b/doc/coreutils.texi
> index 0bfbd56..e7cf5ea 100644
> --- a/doc/coreutils.texi
> +++ b/doc/coreutils.texi
> @@ -8753,6 +8753,11 @@ link invocation
>  not specified by @acronym{POSIX}, and the @command{link} command is
>  more portable in practice.
> +If @var{filename} is a symbolic link, it is unspecified whether
> address@hidden will be a hard link to the symbolic link or to the
> +target of the symbolic link.  Use @command{ln -P} or @command{ln -L}
> +specify which behavior is desired.

s/^specify/to specify/

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