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Re: [ -l linkfile ] test


From: Martin MOKREJŠ
Subject: Re: [ -l linkfile ] test
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 10:44:26 +0100 (CET)

On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, Paul Jarc wrote:

Thanks for quick answer. But why couldn't be it a default? Don't we want
bash to be good replacement for other shells? ;)


> Martin MOKREJŠ <address@hidden> wrote:
> >   I've found that /sbin/sh on Irix system is somehow weird, and
> > understands
> >
> > if [ -l link ]; then
> >   echo "file is a softlink"
> > fi
> >
> >   Is it possible to add this to bash-2.05b?
>
> bash can do the same thing, but spells it -h or -L, not -l.  If you
> really need it to recognize -l too, you can add "case 'l':" to test.c
> at line 658.
>
>
> paul
>

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