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    SubjectRe: FS: hardlinks on directories
    On Mon, 4 Aug 2003 08:42:09 -0700 (PDT)
    Brian Pawlowski <> wrote:

    > I'm still waking up, but '..' obviously breaks the "no cycle"
    > observations.

    Hear, hear ...

    > It's just that '..' is well known name by utilities as opposed
    > to arbitrary links.

    Well, that leads only to the point that ".." implementation is just lousy and
    it should have been done right in the first place. If there is a need for a
    loop or a hardlink (like "..") all you have to have is a standard way to find
    out, be it flags or the like, whatever. But taking the filename or anything not
    applicable to other cases as matching factor was obviously short-sighted.

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