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bug#4398: 23.1.50; Reading dangling symbolic link gives misleading messa


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#4398: 23.1.50; Reading dangling symbolic link gives misleading message
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:26:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ulrich Neumerkel <address@hidden> writes:

> Create a symbolic link to a nonexistent file.
> M-!  ln -s /nowhere/thatfile /tmp
>
> Try to find-file dangling link:
>
> C-x C-f /tmp/thatfile
>
> Now I get a request for confirmation  [Confirm]
> After confirming, I get as message
>
> File exists, but cannot be read
>
> Expected: A more specific message like: "dangling link".

I've now fixed this in Emacs 24.

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