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Re: ls --dereference

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: ls --dereference
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 07:29:46 +0100

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> Nobuyuki Tsuchimura <address@hidden> writes:
>>   I'm not sure the new behaver is a bug or not,
>> but it seems to be easy to reverse by an attached patch
>> (if there is no side effect).
>> In my opinion it is a bug, so I'll be glad if it is fixed.
> I agree with you that it is a bug.  I think there is a better fix,
> though, i.e., one that calls 'stat' less often.  Here is a patch.
> This includes a test case to detect further instances of this bug,
> should it recur.  Thanks again for reporting it.
> 2007-01-01  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
>       * src/ls.c (gobble_file): Fix bug reported by
>       Nobuyuki Tsuchimura in
>       http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2006-12/msg00152.html
>       where "ls -FRL" didn't follow a symbolic link in some cases on Linux.
>       * tests/ls/follow-slink: Add a test for this case.

Thank you both.
I've applied that patch -- along with a new entry in NEWS:


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