Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 17:38:21 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=262895 Bug ID: 262895 Summary: access(2) man page should mention softlinks Product: Documentation Version: Latest Hardware: Any OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Only Me Priority: --- Component: Manual Pages Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org Reporter: email@example.com CC: doc@FreeBSD.org I almost got bitten by this. access, eaccess, faccessat will ALWAYS dereference symbolic links. (though Linux allows the flag AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW to be applied to faccessat) Could a note like this be added to the man page? "access, eaccess, faccessat will ALWAYS dereference symbolic links. If you need to refer to the symbolic link itself, you'll have to instead use stat(2)" -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.