New rename(2) function

Earnie Boyd
Wed Aug 8 13:45:00 GMT 2007

Quoting Eric Blake <>:

> Reparse
> points are more like symbolic links - that is, if you have directory a,
> and reparse point b pointing to a, what happens if you rename a to c -
> does b now contain the contents in c, or is b now dangling?

Accessing the junction (what you called "reparse point") when the 
parent directory is renamed gives "No such file or directory".  If the 
parent directory returns the junction is happy and displays the 
directory data.


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