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Re: New option for ln, firmlinks!

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: New option for ln, firmlinks!
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 19:18:55 +0100 (MET)

   > hurd:/home/ams/coreutils/coreutils/src# ./ln -s /ams/foo symlink
   > hurd:/home/ams/coreutils/coreutils/src# ./ln -m /ams/foo firmlink
   > hurd:/home/ams/coreutils/coreutils/src# cd symlink
   > hurd:/home/ams/coreutils/coreutils/src/symlink# ls ..
   > foo  hurd.obj  lost+found  oskit.obj  sub-hurd
   > hurd:/home/ams/coreutils/coreutils/src/symlink# cd ../firmlink 
   > hurd:/home/ams/coreutils/coreutils/src/firmlink# ls ..
   > CVS
   > Makefile
   > Makefile.am
   > [..snip...]

   This looks similar to bind mounts in Linux.

Are those the same thing as union file-systems (BSD has them, and the
Hurd has a alpha translator for it written by Moritz Schulte; it was
called shadow file-systems before)?


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