Re: Proposal: restrict link(2)

Erik Troan (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 15:22:55 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 13 Dec 1996, Adam D. Bradley wrote:

> Can someone just pull the POSIX spec on this so we can be done w/ it? (I
> would, but exams are kicking my butt...) As the goal for Linux is a
> fairly standard and POSIX-ized UNIX OS, "all others do the same" actually
> _is_ a valid argument...

I couldn't find a POSIX verdict in ISO 9945-1. All it says is EPERM is
returned it the user calling link() doesn't have "appropriate privileges"
and that "appropriate privileges" are implementation defined. That doesn't
seem to be much help.


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