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Re: CVS commit: src/share/mk
I wonder if "ln -sfh" is portable?
On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:23 PM, Christos Zoulas
> On Jan 23, 3:11am, campbell+netbsd-source-changes-d%mumble.net@localhost
> (Taylor R Campbell) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/share/mk
> | Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:15:44 -0500
> | From: christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas)
> | On Jan 22, 7:29am, matt%3am-software.com@localhost (Matt Thomas) wrote:
> | -- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/share/mk
> | | I always wondered why we don't use ln -sf
> | | and avoid the race.
> | That does not work because if the destnation is a directory it will
> | try to link in the destination directory... (I tried). This is why
> | I suggested that it needs to be done differently.
> | ln -sfh?
> | As an aside, it would be nice if there were an easy way to create a
> | symlink at a temporary location and rename it over the permanent one.
> | `ln -sfh' will unlink instead, and mv(1) is too smart for its own good
> | about directories to be able to rename over a symlink reliably...
> Yes perhaps that will work.
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