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Re: find-file and Unix symlinks

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: find-file and Unix symlinks
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 20:51:21 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> It looks like Emacs 21.2.1 does not resolve properly pathnames that
> include components of the form "<unix_symlink>/../".  Is this a
> bug or a feature?

Whether it's a bug or feature is in the eye of the beholder, but it's
considered normal behavior for Emacs.
Emacs does most of the filename manipulations as string manipulations,
without paying attention to the corresponding file system.


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