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Re: master 2053e350f3: Enable `dont-follow' for inotify file notificatio

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: master 2053e350f3: Enable `dont-follow' for inotify file notifications
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 18:36:47 +0200
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Robert Pluim <rpluim@gmail.com> writes:

Hi Robert,

>     Michael>     Enable `dont-follow' for inotify file notifications
>     Michael>     * doc/lispref/os.texi (File Notifications): Symlinks aren't 
> followed.
>     Michael>     * lisp/filenotify.el (file-notify--add-watch-inotify):
>     Michael>     Add `dont-follow' flag.
>     Michael>     * lisp/net/tramp.el (tramp-handle-file-notify-rm-watch):
>     Michael>     Suppress errors when reading process output.
>     Michael>     * test/lisp/filenotify-tests.el (file-notify-test11-symlinks)
>     Michael>     (file-notify-test11-symlinks-remote): New tests.
> I think this is NEWS-worthy.

Don't know. It has always been agreement that we don't follow
symlinks. We've documented it now, and fixed the implementation.

A NEWS entry is called when we do the second step: add `follow' to the
flags of `file-notify-add-watch', and implement it.

> Robert

Best regards, Michael.

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