Subject: Re: magic symlinks: uid keyword translation
To: Chapman Flack <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/30/2006 15:37:59
On Oct 30, 2006, at 9:09 AM, Chapman Flack wrote:

> Ah, there was the discussion I wanted to see.
> It is interesting--but I also share yamt's concern about
> the full-blown magicnames - what the devil do you say to
> the poor user who's just innocently created a file with
> an @ in its name and can't figure out what broke - or
> who's downloaded and unpacked some tarball that contains
> such names, and so on?

This is why I like it just as symlink processing.

-- thorpej