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Re: [[ -L $A ]] matches both symlinks and symlinks to directories


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: [[ -L $A ]] matches both symlinks and symlinks to directories
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 16:05:18 -0400
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Justin Pryzby <address@hidden> wrote:
> Oops - my bad, what I meant was:
>
>       [[ -d $A ]] matches both directories and symlinks to
>       directories.

Ah.  Yes, that's what SUSv3 specifies.

<URL:http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/test.html>
# With the exception of the -h file and -L file primaries, if a file
# argument is a symbolic link, test shall evaluate the expression by
# resolving the symbolic link and using the file referenced by the link.


paul




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