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SubjectRe: "ln -sf" failing
On Jul 25, Florian La Roche wrote:

> I can sometimes see "ln -sf file newsymlink" failing that should replace
> existing symlinks. (Though I don't have any strace available...)
> "ln -f" seems to unlink() first, so I can't see any problem with this.
>
> Do other people also see this? What is going on here?

you're trying to replace a symlink pointing to a directory, right ?
look in that directory and you'll find your newly created symlink...


try

ln -sfn file newsymlink

for GNU "ln" ...


Harald
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