Changing the data of hardlinked symlinks
From: Philipp Marek
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 10:46:11 EST
I'd like to know if there's something I'm missing, or whether that's simply
not possible currently - or won't ever because of POSIX.
I have hardlinks of symlinks, like this:
# ls -la
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Jun 17 15:36 daten
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 17 15:37 daten2
lrwxrwxrwx 3 root root 5 Jun 17 15:36 link -> daten
lrwxrwxrwx 3 root root 5 Jun 17 15:36 link2 -> daten
lrwxrwxrwx 3 root root 6 Jun 17 15:37 link3 -> daten2
lrwxrwxrwx 3 root root 6 Jun 17 15:37 link4 -> daten2
lrwxrwxrwx 3 root root 5 Jun 17 15:36 link5 -> daten
lrwxrwxrwx 3 root root 6 Jun 17 15:37 link6 -> daten2
Now I'd like to change the inode of one of the symlinks, but in a way that
*all* symlinks sharing the inode are changed, too.
"ln -f" doesn't work; "man symlink" and "man link" let me believe that it's
I even looked at debugfs, but from a quick look I only saw how to read the
data of an inode ("cat") - nothing to write it back.
Is there some way to do that?
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