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Re: Caution about ln


Tuesday, 13 June, 2000 Earnie Boyd wrote:

EB> I just wanted to caution the community about the following scenario:

EB> ln tcltest Tcltest

EB> This will have the effect of:

EB> rm -f tcltest

hmm. i've just tried it with cygwin1.dll i use

%%% Cygwin dll major: 1001
%%% Cygwin dll minor: 1
%%% Cygwin dll epoch: 19
%%% Cygwin dll bad signal mask: 19005
%%% Cygwin dll old termios: 00005
%%% Cygwin api major: 0
%%% Cygwin api minor: 19
%%% Cygwin shared data: 3
%%% Cygwin dll identifier: cygwin1
%%% Cygwin mount registry: 2
%%% Cygwin cygnus registry name: Cygnus Solutions
%%% Cygwin cygwin registry name: Cygwin
%%% Cygwin program options name: Program Options
%%% Cygwin cygwin mount registry name: mounts v2
%%% Cygwin build date: Wed May 10 17:34:30 2000
%%% Cygwin shared id: cygwin1S3

and it prints

ln: Tcltest: File exists

as expected.

if it's broken i latest snapshot, shouldn't it be included to cygwin's
testsuite along with "mv aaa AAA" correctness check?

Egor. ICQ 5165414 FidoNet 2:5020/496.19

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