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Re: New option for ln, firmlinks!

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: New option for ln, firmlinks!
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 08:39:16 +0100
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On Sat, Jan 24, 2004 at 06:51:53PM +0100, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> The following hack implements the --firm/-m option for ln so that it
> will create firm links.  Now, most GNU/Linux people won't be familiar
> with the concept, and I'm not really sure how to explain it either.
> The best example I can think of that explains the difference between
> symlinks and firmlinks is the following:

I am not sure we really want to standardize the existence of this
translator, and hardcode it into ln.  At least not before we implemented the
security precautions (limit the users which translators you follow by


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