Subject: POSIX & symlink ownership
To: Kenneth Stailey <>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/29/1995 13:28:48
> > Looking quickly at an AIX system here (yeah, I know :) the symlinks
> > are owned by the creator.  (BTW, v3.2.5)
> So big blue, with their attitude of "AIX must be POSIX first, SVID
> second, BSD third" doesn't even try this one yet.
> Does anyone know of an OS that tries to implement this POSIX "feature"?

No, because POSIX doesn't mandate it.  I just checked my copy of the
standard (ISO/IEC 9945-1; IEEE 1003.1-1990), and it seems that the
only place "symbolic link" is mentioned in the normative section is in
the descriptions of the tar and cpio archive format.