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From "Mark Chaimungkalanont (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IO-147) Deletion of orphaned Softlinks does not work
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2008 03:14:36 GMT

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Mark Chaimungkalanont commented on IO-147:
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Niall,

Any thoughts on this patch? Do you think it's something that would trigger off a quick 1.3.3
release? It's something that we're pretty keen on as well.

Cheers,

Mark C

> Deletion of orphaned Softlinks does not work
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IO-147
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-147
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.3.2
>         Environment: Debian Linux JDK 1.5
>            Reporter: Stefan Lischke
>            Priority: Critical
>         Attachments: FileUtils.patch
>
>
> If there is an orphaned softlink a -> b, but b does not exists anymore than the softlink
will not be removed. This happens when you call FileUtils.deleteDirectory() and when the linked
target b is deleted earlier than the link.
> This is caused by the "ugly" file.exists() call in forceDelete()
> if (!file.exists()) {
>          throw new FileNotFoundException("File does not exist: " + file);
> }
> if this check is not done, everything works as expected. I think this test is not neccessery,
cause file.delete will test this better.
> Please discuss and change this.
> thanx
> Stefan 

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