Subject: Re: wierd behaviour of mkdir(2)
To: <>
From: Bert Driehuis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/20/2000 00:12:36
On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Matthew Orgass wrote:

>   POSIX allows trailing slashes to refer to a directory.

Even if the directory doesn't exist yet? That is the core of the
argument, which when the discussion died down a couple of years ago was
entirely unresolved. Problem is, it is dereferencing the directory,
because "/foo/bar/" could be read as "/foo/bar/." (it is in NetBSD and
BSD/OS anyway, and this implementation could not be disproved as
Posixly correct at the time).


				-- Bert

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