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


From: Alexander Pohoyda
Subject: Re: symbolic links overwritten in Emacs 21 for Mac OS X
Date: 18 Jan 2003 20:46:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Andrew Choi <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?

Confirmed. Works OK in Emacs 21.3.50.15.
I had, however, the same bug in Emacs 20.7 long time ago.


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Alexander Pohoyda
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