Re: Conditional SymLinks

Stefan Monnier (monnier+lists/linux/kernel/news/@TEQUILA.SYSTEMSZ.CS.YALE.EDU)
16 Dec 1997 12:10:32 -0500

Tall cool one <> writes:
> - One must expand sym link lookups always, not just when they are
> followed, otherwise your shell or programs might (will) get confused
> when they read the link themselves and try to use it.

AFS does it differently: the expension of "@sys" is not in any way bound to
symlinks, so the symlink points to "@sys" and the directory "@sys"
indeed exists so tools don't get confused.