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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #54508] isfile function needed for Matlab comp

From: Mike Miller
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #54508] isfile function needed for Matlab compatibility
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:41:40 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #54508 (project octave):

I think the code you have is exactly correct. I asked someone to do some basic
testing, and isfile does return false on devices, sockets, and fifos.

Note that 'stat' dereferences symbolic links, so it is correct that 'stat' on
a symbolic link that points to an actual existing file will correctly indicate
that it is a file, not a symbolic link. The Matlab 'isfile' function behaves
the same, returns true if given a symbolic link that points to an ordinary
file. That conforms with the usual user interface for symbolic links, treat
them exactly as the thing they point to.


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