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Re: symlink weirdness

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: symlink weirdness
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 21:53:17 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> When would the result created without looking at the file system not
> work? I don't know if it's true for all OSes, but GNU/Linux can have
> symlinks use other symlinks, so is any special attention to symlinks
> needed?

Very easy:

     cd; ln -s share/bin .

(file-relative-name "~/" "~/bin/") will return "../" whereas "../../" is
needed to go from ~/bin/ to ~/.


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