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Re: Mode of symbolic link

To: Detlef Vollmann <dv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Mode of symbolic link
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 19:10:00 -0500
Cc: XFS list <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <3B746B43.41845CCC@vollmann.ch>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Detlef Vollmann wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.

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