Subject: misc/6711: symlink(2) man page mods
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/02/1999 01:21:31
>Number:         6711
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       symlink(2) man page mods
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people (Misc Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan  1 23:35:00 1999
>Originator:     Brian Grayson
	Parallel and Distributed Systems
	Electrical and Computer Engineering
	The University of Texas at Austin
>Release:        Dec 31 1998

	The symlink man page contains an entry for error code
	ENOENT, which (I believe) is impossible to achieve using
	symlink().  Also, it could be clarified that the contents
	of the symlink do not need to point to an existing file.
--- symlink.2.dist	Sat Jan  2 01:16:45 1999
+++ symlink.2	Sat Jan  2 01:17:52 1999
@@ -55,7 +55,9 @@
 is the string
 used in creating the symbolic link).
 Either name may be an arbitrary path name; the files need not
-be on the same file system.
+be on the same file system, and 
+.Fa name1
+does not need to exist.
 Upon successful completion, a zero value is returned.
 If an error occurs, the error code is stored in
@@ -74,8 +76,6 @@
 characters, or an entire path name exceeded 
-The named file does not exist.
 A component of the
 .Fa name2