Subject: Re: weirdness with symlinks
To: None <>
From: matthew green <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/10/1994 14:44:32
i saw this the other day also.  i was seeing what perl4
and perl5 would do if the binary was called something
other than `perl'.  so i did something like this:

% cd /tmp
% ln -s /usr/bin/perl foo
% ./foo ...
% rm foo
foo: permission denied

which surprised me, but the link is owned by root, and,
with the sticky bit set, it's correct.  my /tmp isn't a
mfs, btw.


(ps, perl5.0 will compile out of box with ./Configure -d
under netbsd 1.0, unlike perl4 .. ;-)