Subject: Re: proposed change to src/etc/Makefile
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/07/2002 18:08:55
[ On Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 17:01:13 (+0000), David Laight wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: proposed change to src/etc/Makefile
> In particular the permissions for hardlinks are absent.
If you need to know the permissions for hard links then you've got a
very serious conflict of purposes in how you set and/or validate the
state of file metadata. You only need to know the permissions of the
first installed file -- all the links to it will have identical
permissions, by definition.
> (Indeed detecting hard links is quite tricky in itself).
Well, no, but knowing what they're linked to is (at least if you wish to
do it efficiently), which is of course quite important....
Greg A. Woods
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