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Re: ls -i inefficiency

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: ls -i inefficiency
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 00:11:58 -0800
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address@hidden (Eric Blake) writes:

> So do OpenBSD and Solaris warn when -L appears with an
> explicit listing of a broken link?

Solaris does.  (Dunno about OpenBSD.)  The distinction, I think, is
partly that "ls -L" merely reads ".", whereas "ls -L foo" must
dereference "foo" to see whether it is a directory.

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