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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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