Detlef Vollmann wrote:
> if I create a symbolic link on an XFS filesystem, it gets its
> mode from umask, instead of 777. I think this is wrong (on
> all other filesystems I tested its always 777).
> The problem is specially annoying as you can't change the
> mode of the link later, always the mode of the target gets changed :-(
While this may differ from other filesystems,
[sandeen@Liberator sandeen]$ man symlink | grep permissions
The permissions of a symbolic link are irrelevant;
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
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