[Techtalk] symlinks

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Thu Aug 2 22:13:28 UTC 2007

Does anyone know if there is a way of finding if/where there are 
symlinks in a directory (other than going through and looking at ls -l 
in every subdirectory? I am thinking of upgrading netatalk, but I guess 
symlinks don't work with the new netatalk, so I want to check to see how 
much we will be affected.

Also, if anyone know what this really means:

Don't use unix symlinks. Just don't. With a symlink a file/directory 
"exists" twice, something AFP doesn't allow. There's currently no way 
this can be resolved, as we either end up with two file/dirs having the 
same id, or a file having two parents. If you still insist on using 
them, be aware you're heavily  violating the specs. You have been warned...

So, will the symlinks just be ignored, or will it cause problems with 
the symlinks when used on the linux machine? It seems a weird, 
threatening paragraph, and I'm not sure there is really much affect, 
other than it just doesn't work when the volume is mounted.


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