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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 13353] - <delete> follows symbolic links to directories at risk of great data loss!
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2002 08:16:07 GMT
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<delete> follows symbolic links to directories at risk of great data loss!





------- Additional Comments From JimWright@quick.cz  2002-10-08 08:16 -------
I will wait for comment from "insiders" before submitting my trivial patch.
The other issue is perhaps interpretion of filesets etc.

One never actually wants to follow symbolic links outside of the directory
being deleted - that's the other main reason this is a bug and not the behaviour
of native tools.

The other part of the fix might be an appropriately worded warning in the docs
because even if symbolic links are recognised, if you export a Linux file system
using SAMBA and compile under windows, they will not be recognised. Ant being
crossplatform, that is exactly the sort of thing one might want to do.

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