> Try this in Linux:
>> create a soft link to a directory,
> ln -s directory link
>> now, do the following:
> mv directory directory
>> Watch what happens. The "directory" link disappears. A bug?
What exactly do you mean here?
If you rename a directory, any symbolic links (as opposed to hard links)
to it will, I believe, be broken, but the links will remain there
pointing to the old name.
I've tried replicating the above, but haven't noticed any vanishing
links - just symlinks with nothing left to point at, poor things.
For clarity, I tried
ln -s foo bar
mv foo baz
and ended up with
lrwxrwxrwx 1 mknell mknell 3 Jun 11 14:59 bar -> foo
drwxr-xr-x 2 mknell mknell 1024 Jun 11 14:59 baz
which is correct behaviour.
Computer Science System Administrator, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
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