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ln tool problem (file-utils 4.1)

From: Persy Dirk
Subject: ln tool problem (file-utils 4.1)
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 08:20:38 +0200


Concerning : ln version 4.1 in Madrake 8.1 (upgraded to kernel 2.4.18)

When using the ln tool, I noticed a remarkable feature

I issued the following command :

ln -s /usr/src/linux/include/linux /usr/include/linux

What happened was that everything under /usr/include seemed to be a copy of
the original.
I could see that by putting a new file in directory
/usr/src/linux/include/linux and it would not show up in  /usr/include/linux

What was the reason of the problem :

The directory /usr/include did not exist yet before entering the command.
Then I created the directory /usr/include

When I entered ln -s /usr/src/linux/include/linux /usr/include/linux,
the result is that what the manual indicates
In directory /usr/include there was a link

There are two possibilities :
*The above problem is a bug
*The above feature should be documented in the man pages.

Best regards,
Dirk Persy

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