Re: what is necessary for directory hard links

From: Peter Chubb
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 19:41:38 EST

>>>>> "Horst" == Horst H von Brand <vonbrand@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Horst> Bodo Eggert <7eggert@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> This feature was implemented,

Horst> Never in my memory of any Unix (and lookalike) system in real
Horst> use (I've seen a few).

Back in edition 5 UNIX, there were /etc/link and
/etc/unlink that could operate on directories, if and only if you were
root. I used to use them to deliberately muck up file systems for
system administration courses...

Dr Peter Chubb peterc AT ERTOS within National ICT Australia
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