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From "Allen Wittenauer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-6421) Symbolic links
Date Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:28:56 GMT

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Allen Wittenauer commented on HADOOP-6421:

bq. the permissions for the link itself is really that of the directory in which it sits.
Hence you can change it if you have permission on the directory

FWIW, I (still) think not having real ownership/permissions on symlinks is going to be a bad
idea in the long run.
[My standard example still holds: Take for example a full HDFS.  As an admin, I want to point
one or two files/dirs in that dir to somewhere else but leave the rest of the dir writable.
 This means that any user can change the link and break something that they shouldn't be able
to break.]

> Symbolic links
> --------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-6421
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6421
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Eli Collins
>            Assignee: Eli Collins
>         Attachments: symlink-25-common.patch, symlink-26-common.patch, symlink-26-common.patch,
symlink24-common.patch, symlink27-common.patch, symlink28-common.patch, symlink29-common.patch,
symlink29-common.patch, symlink29-common.patch, symlink30-common.patch, symlink31-common.patch,
symlink32-common.patch, symlink33-common.patch
> Here's a jira for the common parts of HDFS-245, mostly changes to FileContext and AbstractFileSystem.

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