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Re: Tramp: how to handle make-symbolic-link?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Tramp: how to handle make-symbolic-link?
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 17:15:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.3.50 (ia64-suse-linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

|>     So the LINKNAME argument does not look like a Tramp filename.  But
|>     what if the target of the symbolic link is an absolute filename?
|>     Which of the two kinds of calls do we expect?
|>     (make-symbolic-link "/address@hidden:/name/of/file" 
|>     (make-symbolic-link "/address@hidden:/name/of/file" "/path/to/target")
|> I disagree with the view that the link target is just a string.
|> It is meant to be a file name.

Even Emacs uses symlink targets as non-files, for lock files.


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