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From "Niall Pemberton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (IO-168) Symbolic links (symlinks) followed when deleting directory.
Date Tue, 28 Sep 2010 23:31:34 GMT

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Niall Pemberton resolved IO-168.
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    Resolution: Fixed

Apostolos thanks for your suggestion - I changed the method to always return false for Windows:

http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1002416

> Symbolic links (symlinks) followed when deleting directory.
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IO-168
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-168
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Utilities
>    Affects Versions: 1.4
>         Environment: Linux only (symlinks required for bug to manifest)
>            Reporter: Apostolos Lerios
>            Assignee: Niall Pemberton
>             Fix For: 2.0
>
>         Attachments: symlinkFix.patch
>
>
> If 'dlink' is a symbolic link to a directory 'dir', and FileUtils.forceDelete is called
on dlink, then here is what happens:
> 1) the contents of 'dir' are emptied (the link is followed).
> 2) 'dir' continues to exist (but is empty).
> 3) 'dlink' is removed.
> The correct behavior is to simply remove 'dlink' without following it and thus without
altering the contents of 'dir' (or 'dir' itself).

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