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13 Feb 2001 11:42:46 -0500
Gnus/5.0807 (Gnus v5.8.7) Emacs/20.7
The Elisp reference manual says:
- Function: file-attributes FILENAME
This function returns a list of attributes of file FILENAME.
But this isn't true. If "symlink" is a symlink pointing to a
directory, then "symlink/." names the directory, not the symlink.
However, file-attributes still tells me about the symlink instead of
the directory. So I have two questions:
0. Why does file-attributes work so hard to get in my way?
1. How can I work around this behavior? I know I could look at the
pointed-to name, build a new filename, and repeat until I ran out
of symlinks, but the filesystem would do this for me if only
file-attributes would cooperate.
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