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Re: symlink weirdness

From: Roger Dahl
Subject: Re: symlink weirdness
Date: 14 Sep 2004 08:53:56 -0700

Barry Margolin <> wrote in message 

> Actually, the reason for this is that relative symlinks are interpreted 
> relative to the directory they appear in.  This allows you to mount the 
> filesystem anywhere in the hierarchy, and relative symlinks will work 
> properly.  Also, you can archive a directory containing relative 
> symlinks using something like tar, and the symlinks will be correct when 
> you restore it.

Hi Barry,

I understand the concept of relative vs absolute links. As I
mentioned, I'm looking to create relative links. I would just like to
be able to specify them in a different way...


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