Subject: Re: Symlink ownership
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Space Case <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/30/1995 15:54:26
On Jul 28,  8:29pm, "John F. Woods" wrote:
>Bzzt.  First: VMS, er make that "OpenVMS", certainly does not have inodes,
>or any such similar nonsense; I don't know how they do symbolic links (if
>at all), but I'll bet it's through some perversion of the Logical Names
>facility, which I think would be unlikely to have a file owner attached
>to them.  (Anyone who has used VMS more recently than version 2 should feel
>free to jump in and update me. :-)

It's been a while since I was actively involved in VMS admin; my experience
runs from 4.3 to 5.5-2...

VMS does have a file ID number (actually a triplet, but I cannot remember
specifically what the parts were) which points to the header block for the
file.  This header block contains the specifics about the file, such as
ownership, attributes, extents, etc.

VMS does not have symbolic links, but you _can_ make hard links.


Steven R. Allen -

Faith is the quality that enables you to eat blackberry jam on a picnic
without looking to see whether the seeds move.

The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.