buf of ln -s?

Porcelin Wang porcelin@tpts5.seed.net.tw
Thu Oct 2 22:25:00 GMT 1997

Porcelin wrote:
>  The below line can be executed successfully.
>    bash:/bin$ ln -s //h/gnuwin32/b18/h-i386-cygwin32/bin/* .
>  But when //h is a compressed disk, it crashes, unless I remove 
>  some files from the directory //h/gnuwin32/b18/h-i386-cygwin32/bin.
>  (error from too man files?)
>  error messages:
>  BASH caused a stack fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0137:bff725c5.
>  ....
>  ....
>  Why that? The problem is from 'ln -s' or 'const defined in srcs' or
>  stack or W95 limit?
>  The running system is Windows95 OSR2, FAT16.
>  Hope people understand my English. :-)

The crashing occured not only in the case I mentioned but also
whenever the linking directory has 'too many files', even if disk is 
not compressed.

Maybe you want to try the following line on your Win95 system:

  bash:/tmp$ ln -s //C/Win95/system/* .
  (where '//C/Win95' is the root of Windows95, depending on your system)

See what happend after pressing Enter. Is that normal?(I mean crashing
is normal:-(

Porcelin Wang
Taiwan, Republic Of China

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