Re: sys_chown() hits symlinks

Robert Nichols (
Mon, 19 Jan 98 01:36 CST

monnier+lists/linux/kernel/news/ (Stefan Monnier) writes: (H. Peter Anvin) writes:
:> Incorrect. Neither the owner nor the mode of a symlink have any
:> effects, whatsoever.
:And that's too bad !
:Any idea why unix does it this way and why no unix derivative got rid of this
:appearently stupid behavior ?

The ownership of a symlink _is_ significant in the context of removing
a symlink from a directory which has its sticky bit set.

Bob Nichols
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