Subject: proposal to change behaviour of chown/grp/mod.
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: enami tsugutomo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/08/1998 23:46:32
Before to fix symlink(7), I'd like to propose following changes for
chown/grp/mod as follows, since our symlink now has own properties.
(1) if both -h and -R option are not given, symlinks appeared in
command line are followed and object pointed by them are modified.
I.e., make `chown user slink' to modify object pointed by slink.
(2) if doing phisical or half-logical traversal (i.e. -P or -H with -R
option are given), symlinks themselves encountered during
traversal are modified.
In both cases, currently those symlinks are not modified.