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Re: "test -e" tests target of symlink
On Mon, 04 May 2009, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> test(1) says:
> -e file True if file exists (regardless of type).
[testing a dangling symlink returns false]
> Is this intentional, and if so, should this maybe be explicitly noted in
> the manual page?
Yes, this is intentional. "-h" or "-L" are the only tests that will
return true for dangling symlinks. The documentation could be better.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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