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Thu, 11 Jul 2002 18:17:18 -0600
> 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?
/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.
- ln, John Vonachen, 2002/07/11