Re: Proposal: restrict link(2)

Theodore Y. Ts'o (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 04:41:28 -0500

Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 02:43:11 -0500 (EST)
From: Dan Merillat <>

Besides, by link()ing to a file you change it. And if you don't have the
ability to write to it, you should _NOT_ be able to change a file.
symlinks don't count, as they are just pointers to a file that may, or may
not exist. Hard links become the file itself.

Incorrect. Being able to link to a file does not mean you can change

- Ted