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Re: modeline should note file gotten-via-symlink


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: modeline should note file gotten-via-symlink
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 09:51:58 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> "Click" (hit <return>) on it, and you end up with a buffer named
> run-tools.smd (the name of the symlink), the buffer's *contents* being the
> pointed-to file "run-tools--16.29.8.smd".

> Fine and good; nice rms-DWIM, does what I wanted.

This is no rms-DWIM, it's just the way Unix symlinks work.
It's all done in the kernel for you.
This is not to say that Emacs can't do anything about it, of course.


        Stefan


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