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Re: ln

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: ln
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 18:17:18 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

> On my new laptop (Compaq Presario 730us) I installed a
> dual-boot with WindowsXP and Redhat 7.2.  For some
> reason if I symbolic link anything the link will link
> to itself!  You can imagine the problems that creates.
> touch test
> ln -s test test.link
> ll test.link
> test.link -> test.link

That seems really odd.  And so far no one else has reported that.
Therefore I suspect something in your environment.  Can you perform
some tests?  What do these say?

  type ln

  ln --version

  /bin/ln -s test test.link

> Infinite linkage!  Have you ever heard of that
> experienced.  I already looked for others having the
> same problem and didn't find any examples.  Mabey I
> didn't look hard enough.  My apologies if this problem
> is old hat.

This is the first I have heard of anything like this.  I suspect that
ln is an alias or perhaps even a different program entirely.


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