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Re: [Acl-Devel] Re: User EA on symlinks, 2.4.19-xfs

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Subject: Re: [Acl-Devel] Re: User EA on symlinks, 2.4.19-xfs
From: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 23:10:07 -0900
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On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 11:07:49AM +1000, Ben Martin wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-11-12 at 06:46, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 11:04:39PM +1000, Ben Martin wrote:
> > > 
> > > I have thought of adapting libferris to support a new symlink format,
> > > using regular files and pretending at its API level that it is a link. I
> > > was still trying to avoid that for now as it opens up a few other
> > > issues.
> > 
> > UGH, apples OSX does this and its gross, `symlinks' you create in the
> > GUI are useless regular files in the shell.
> 
> It wouldn't be quite as painful in ferris because ferris being a library
> I add more and more support for it to bash as time goes by. 
> so a cd my-strange-link; would work.

not everyone uses bash.  there is absolutly no acceptable reason to
reinvent("symlink") 

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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