Subject: Re: link(1) - when did it disappear?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Giles Lean <email@example.com>
Date: 07/19/1999 09:36:47
On Sun, 18 Jul 1999 23:57:15 +1000 (EST) firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > On Sun, 18 Jul 1999, Lucio De Re wrote:
> > > I can write a special purpose program, or alter the existing ln(1) to accept
> > > an argv of "link" and do the right think, if no-one can recommend an
> > > alternative.
As later noted, this is a filesytem restriction not a restriction
> > Unix 98 specifies that link only has to call link(2) on it's two operands.
> > If this it is really this simple, then it is a simple 5 line program. 25
> > with proper error checking and formatting. :)
> 140 lines with copyright :(:(:(
Lucio was closer. :-) (Yeah, proff's estimate was toung-in-cheek.)
$ wc -l link/link.c
That doesn't include the advertising clause of the license; add
another few lines for that!
I have submitted a PR with implementations of link and unlink
including manual pages just for the hell of it. As ever, it took
longer to write the manual pages than the code. :-(
P.S. I'm happy to assign copyright to the NetBSD Foundation, if