Subject: Re: bizarre symbolic link problem
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: John F. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/18/1997 13:00:32
And interestingly enough, I seem to have gotten all exercised about the
*least interesting* aspect of the cross-device mv problem.
If the target of the symbolic link doesn't exist, you can't move the symlink
If the target of the symbolic link DOES exist, is a regular file, and is
readable, you "move" the symlink by creating an ordinary file containing
the contents of the target file!
All that misbehavior from just one missing character. ;-)