Subject: Re: chmod on symlink Q
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/25/2001 17:52:47
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Shouldn't the chmod change the permissions on the file the link points to?

I would have thought so, too, but this is what it says in the man page
for 1.5.1_BETA...

     If the option -h is not given, unless the -H or -L option is set,
     chmod on a symbolic link always succeeds and has no effect.