The 'ln -s' command
joseph.koshy at gmail.com
Tue May 23 18:42:21 PDT 2006
> I tried the 'ln -s' command in bothe 4.3 & 4.7 in a
> situation where it should fail and it did, but it still had
> a return/exit code of 0 , I think it should have been
> nonzero. I tried 'ln -s a b' where the file b existed
> (and was a directory) and I wanted to create the file named
> a also pointing to it. The correct form was 'ln -s b a'.
> FreeBSD 4.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.3-RELEASE #0: Sat Apr 21 \
10:54:49 GMT 2001 \
jkh at narf.osd.bsdi.com:/usr/src/sys/compile/GENERIC i386
> FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE #0: Wed Oct 9 \
15:08:34 GMT 2002 \
root at builder.freebsdmall.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC \
I don't have a 4.3 or 4.7 box, but on 4.11 I see:
$ ls a.out
$ ln -s foo a.out
ln: a.out: File exists
$ echo $?
Are you really running /bin/ln? Do you run other programs
at the time of displaying your PS1 prompt?
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