Subject: Re: Symlink ownership
To: None <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Kenneth Stailey <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/25/1995 12:54:17
> Not quite.  The idea is to present symlinks as objects which don't
> have owners (which is currently not true; this is preparation for a
> day on which it may be).  But _something_ has to go into the st_uid
> and st_gid fields of the struct stat; the choice was to copy the
> ownership of the containing directory.

Would it be better for the fake ownership to come from the symlink's
target if one exists, and the directory if the target does not?