Subject: Re: kern/642: lstat() returns wrong inode for symlink?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Volker A. Brandt <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/16/1994 16:12:11
> The idea, from my (minimal) understanding of it, is that symlinks may
> become non-inode entities, and that this is preparatory to that.
> Personally, my two cents on this is that it's a bad idea

I wholeheartedly agree!

> But then, it's not as if consutling me is a necessary part of any
> filesystem changes or anything :-)

No, but things like that tend to confuse the average user [read: me :-)], and
it would be nice if there were a more obvious way of finding out about such 

Having said that, do you have any idea about a one-liner that sorts ls output
according to the timestamp of the file the link *points to*?

Thanks -- Volker

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