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    SubjectRe: Documenting stat(2)
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    Padraig Brady <Padraig@AnteFacto.com> writes:

    |> dmeyer@dmeyer.net wrote:
    |>
    |> > In article <9463fj$gsq$1@penguin.transmeta.com> you write:
    |> >
    |> >> Basically, the _only_ think you should depend on is that st_size
    |> >> contains:
    |> >> - for regular files, the size of the file in bytes
    |> >> - for symlinks, the length of the symlink.
    |> > I don't think this is right - for a symlink, stat should return the
    |> > size of the file; lstat should return the size of the symlink.
    |>
    |> Nope stat should return the details of the symlink
    |> whereas lstat should return the details of the symlink target.

    Nope, check the facts.

    Andreas.

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