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Problem with symlink(2) (cygwin 1.3.9)
- From: Benoit Perrin <benoit dot perrin at windriver dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 14:17:06 +0100
- Subject: Problem with symlink(2) (cygwin 1.3.9)
- Organization: Wind River Systems
I noticed a problem with the symlink(2) API, when windows shorcuts are
used to create the links.
If a directory contains a regular file or a directory (let's say
/foo/bar), when one uses the symlink(2) API to create a soft link with
the same name:
ret = symlink("/tmp/entry", "/foo/bar");
the function does not return an error (ret==-1, errno==EEXIST). This is
because the node created has the real name "/foo/bar.lnk" and not
"/foo/bar". But the visual result of this problem is that doing a 'ls'
in "/foo" lists two entries with the same name, "/foo/bar".
PS: The ln(1) command returns an error in such case, but it may perform
a stat(2) on the file before creating the link.
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