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Re: hardlink giving out .lnk?

On Oct 12 11:51, Julio Costa wrote:
> Something strange... at least to me.
> STC:
> /tmp$ uname -a
> CYGWIN_NT-5.1 PT00062412 1.7.0(0.214/5/3) 2009-10-03 14:33 i686 Cygwin
> /tmp$ ls -l /dev/log
> srw-rw-rw- 1 SYSTEM root 53 Oct  9 23:12 /dev/log
> /tmp$ ln /dev/log log
> /tmp$ ls -l
> total 1
> srw-rw-rw- 2 SYSTEM root 53 Oct  9 23:12 log.lnk
> HUH? .lnk?? This is a **hard link**. And even if it was a symbolic,
> there's no more .lnk, unless we ask explicitely, right?
> FYI, I can do a ln -s log.lnk log, and it still works (eg., with
> logger), AFAICS.
> But this is probably not the intended way of working.

No, it isn't.  Thanks for the report.  I fixed this Cygwin bug in CVS,
together with the other bug visible above.  There's no good reason to
return a size != 0 for sockets in calls to stat(2).


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