Subject: Re: README: chmod(1), chgrp(1), chown(8) and touch(1) now can handle symbolic links by specifing -h option.
To: The Grey Wolf <>
From: enami tsugutomo <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/08/1997 07:36:49
The Grey Wolf <> writes:

> I think the general consensus is that symbolic links don't have owners
> or modes, per se as per the 4.4 BSD decision (pardon the misnomer)
> for symlinks not to have inodes; therefore (under the current paradigm)
> it would be moot to treat symlinks differently; symlinks are already
> followed.

I believe that the 4.4BSD behaviour is backed out from NetBSD while
ago (one year or so?).  Our symlink actually has own owner, group etc,
doesn't it?