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Re: symbolic links overwritten in Emacs 21 for Mac OS X


From: Andrew Choi
Subject: Re: symbolic links overwritten in Emacs 21 for Mac OS X
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 05:38:27 +0000 (GMT)
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Mitchell L Model <address@hidden> writes:

> Symptoms:
> 
> I edit a file I referred to by a path that was a symbolic link,
> e.g. ~/TEMP, when ~/TEMP is a symbolic link to ~/STUFF/TEMP.
> 
> I save the file.
> 
> ~/TEMP is no longer a symbolic link; it contains the changes I made,
> but ~/STUFF/TEMP does not.
> 
> ___________
> 
> The real file should be edited and the symbolic link left alone.
> 
> This happens with the double-clickable Emacs 21 for Mac OS X on Mac OS
> 10.2.3, but not for /usr/bin/Emacs -nw executed from the terminal,
> though both claim to be "21.3.50.6 of 2002-11-27 on Bluey.local" and
> configured --without-x and prefix=/usr.

I cannot reproduce this problem.  Symbolic links work fine as expected.
You are aware that symbolic links and (Mac OS) alias files are
different, right?




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