ls .. not respecting symbolic links

Shankar Unni
Tue Dec 10 11:11:00 GMT 2002

Robb, Sam wrote:

>   I see the same behavior under Linux, so the question is:
> is this a bash bug, or expected behavior?

Expected behavior. This has been a well-known feature of symlinks - the 
kernel-level APIs can only follow physical paths, not logical paths. 
*Some shells* have explicit code to handle "cd" (only) by allowing you 
to cd .. up a logical path.

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