Subject: Re: chmod on symlink Q
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/26/2001 01:04:38
On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> 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.

Uhu... May I say that from a users POV this just sucks?
It's not intuitive and what I expect from other OSs (checked Solaris 7). 

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>