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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 1550] - delete task follow symbolic links
Date Thu, 02 May 2002 17:11:47 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From gus.heck@olin.edu  2002-05-02 17:11 -------
I am not sure how one would use an alias to represent a file within a 
filesystem that would be scanned by DirectoryScanner, but for the sake of 
argument, aliases might get lumped with symlinks. The thrust of my solution, is 
to approach this by letting the user define their filesets as canonical. I 
would expec that aliases have some of the same problems as symlinks in terms of 
unexpected behavior and gotchas. 

So if the user wants to follow symlinks and aliases, they write their filesets 
as before. If they don't want to follow them (or anything else that isn't 
canonical) then they can set isCanonical = true. If they want to follow aliases 
but not symlinks they are out of luck, but at least they have the choice of 
canonical or not. 

Documentation should discuss what is and isn't canonical of course.

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