strip 04/17/95 bug (fwd)

H.J. Lu
Fri Apr 28 18:39:00 GMT 1995

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From: Snow Cat <snowcat@gd.cs.CSUFresno.EDU>
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Subject: strip 04/17/95 bug
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 21:00:29 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Net,

I just noticed that  strip is unable  to handle an executable  that is
currently in  use   and      that  has  multiple  links     (like   my
/usr/local/bin/zsh that  is also  known  as /bin/zsh).  This is  to be
expected, because  files in use can't be  opened for writing and files
with  multiple links can't  be unlinked and re-written. However, strip
doesn't show any error message - instead it  exits silently and leaves
a file named something like 'sta01267'. This is NOT  to be expected, I

     Snow ^oo^ Cat <snowcat@gd.cs.CSUFresno.EDU>
      _  ->  <-    aka Oleg Kibirev <oleg@gd.cs.CSUFresno.EDU>
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H.J. Lu
NYNEX Science and Technology, Inc.

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