Subject: Re: conditional symbolic links
To: None <,>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/24/1993 19:59:38
> I agree here; doing this "wrong" at the VFS layer might get in the way
> of (e.g.,) an AFS-to-NFS translator which interpolated @sys on behalf
> of the client.
> Clearly the "right" way to do this is to implement a common
> "@variable"-expander, invoked from certain VFS's (UFS & NFS certainly;
> probably not isofs or msdos) when they detect an '@' in an entryname.

Note that isofs already has an equivalent to the @host link feature.

Using Rock Ridge Extensions, symbolic links get split into (at least) parts
for any directory traversed. There are special flags for a part being
`.', `..', `/', the mount point and the hostname.

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