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From "Kristian Rosenvold (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] (MSHARED-350) Improve semantics of followSymlinks
Date Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:43:10 GMT
Kristian Rosenvold created MSHARED-350:

             Summary: Improve semantics of followSymlinks
                 Key: MSHARED-350
             Project: Maven Shared Components
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Kristian Rosenvold

The behaviour of "followSymlinks" is not good. When the value is "true", it does what you
expect it to, namely traverse (resolve) symlinks and include the stuff that is pointed to.

The value of "false" should include the unresolved symlink file in the result, but not traverse
into any directories pointed to by the symlink. As for file symlinks, setting "followLinks"
to false should include the symlinked file.

This mode is a slight change of semantics for the value of "false", which currently has a
slightly odd behaviour. Using false will for the future always include the unresolved symlink
in the result. A future option to "ignore" symlinks may be considered if needed.

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