Subject: Re: chmod on symlink Q
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 04/30/2001 01:20:32
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 12:25:01AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > miyu# ls -laL do-build
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 351 Apr 26 00:08 do-build
> > Shouldn't the chmod change the permissions on the file the link points to?
> > This is on 1.5.1_BETA/i386.
> To add a bit more data: this works properly on a 1.5.1_ALPHA system from
> March 19th, so I guess the error went in somewhen in the last 35 days.
> This is all code on the release branch. *cough*
If it ever worked, it was a bug. The current behavior has been
documented for at least 7 years. (And I see no reason to believe it's
changed, either. The code certainly hasn't changed since March 19.
Are you SURE it worked then, or is this an `I recall doing this...'