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Re: file test bug in bash 3.1

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: file test bug in bash 3.1
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 08:53:52 -0400
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Zackary Deems wrote:
> echo "blah" >/tmp/blah
> ln -s /tmp/blah /tmp/blah.link
> if [[ -f "/tmp/blah.link" ]]
> then
>    echo "/tmp/blah.link is a regular file"
> else
>    echo "/tmp/blah.link is NOT a regular file"
> fi
> links now match for both links and regular files.  This plays hell with
> quite a bit of existing code.

The file status operators, unless specifically described as operating
on symlinks, have always followed symbolic links.


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