bin/74500: [PATCH] allow chflags to set flags on symlinks
ceri at submonkey.net
Mon Nov 29 03:30:15 PST 2004
The following reply was made to PR bin/74500; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Ceri Davies <ceri at submonkey.net>
To: Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: bin/74500: [PATCH] allow chflags to set flags on symlinks
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 11:24:06 +0000
On Sun, Nov 28, 2004 at 10:44:42PM -0600, Dan Nelson wrote:
> /bin/chflags always calls chflags(2), which means that it drills
> through symlinks and changes attricutes on the underlying files. This
> may not be what is intended if the user wants to prevent the symlink
> itself from being changed (to point to a different location, for
> The prototypes for chflags and fchflags are also incorrect; they take
> an int argument, not an unsigned long.
> Apply the following patch which adds the -h switch, copied from the
> chown code. A newer version may be at
> http://dan.allantgroup.com/FreeBSD/ .
> @@ -72,6 +73,9 @@
> .It Fl R
> Change the file flags for the file hierarchies rooted
> in the files instead of just the files themselves.
> +.It Fl h
> +If the file is a symbolic link, change the user ID and/or the
> +group ID of the link itself.
A little bit *too* copied from chown? ;-)
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not sure about the former. -- Einstein (attrib.)
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