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Re: Tired of /tmp? Here's a proposed solution
From: mouse () Holo Rodents Montreal QC CA (der Mouse)
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 06:54:21 -0400


Hmmm...before reading this article, try this on your platform.

#!/bin/sh
mkdir empty-directory
ln -s test-directory empty-directory/test-symlink
mkdir empty-directory/test-symlink
if [ -d empty-directory/test-directory ]
then result="does"
else result="does NOT"
fi
echo "mkdir $result follow symlinks on `uname -msr`"

Here's my results:
        mkdir does NOT follow symlinks on Linux 2.0.11 i586
        mkdir does NOT follow symlinks on SunOS 5.3 sun4m

And mine, in case anyone cares:

        /tmp/mkdir-test: uname: not found
        mkdir does follow symlinks on

        mkdir: empty-directory/test-symlink: File exists
        mkdir does NOT follow symlinks on NetBSD 1.2_BETA sun3

The former machine is a NeXT running NeXT's release 2.1.

                                        der Mouse

                               mouse () rodents montreal qc ca
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