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How to resolve a link?
- From: "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit at cox dot net>
- To: Cygwin Discussion <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 21:23:13 -0400
- Subject: How to resolve a link?
- Organization: CoxNet User
- Reply-to: Cygwin Discussion <cygwin at cygwin dot com>, Superbiskit at cox dot net
Recently, I was trying to do "strace Xemacs . . ."
First I got a "No such file" error, so I changed to do "strace `which
xemacs` " -- still a failure.
which xemacs returns "/usr/local/bin/xemacs.exe.lnk"; that is, my normal
handle to launch xemacs is a symlink to the executable whose name or
location varies with the version-number.
Given that its purpose is to locate what executable file one will use in
a particular environment, should not 'which' resolve the symlink and
return its target?
What would happen on *nix?
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim; R. M. French, tr.
Life is too short to tolerate crappy software.
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