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    In article <v02140b01adf9a230b765@[207.33.68.13]>,
    Bruce Thompson <bruce@otherother.com> wrote:
    >
    > A touch more seriously, that reminds me of a couple of wonderful Apollo
    >features that I'd love to see in Linux. Those features are variant links
    >and extended pathnames.
    >
    > For those who've never had the privilege of working on an Apollo
    >system, a variant link is a symbolic link with an embedded environment
    >variable reference:
    >
    > ln -s "/usr/${BINARY_FORMAT}/lib" /usr/lib
    >
    >would make /usr/lib a link to either /usr/aout/lib or /usr/elf/lib
    >depending on the value of the environment variable BINARY_FORMAT at the
    >time the link is dereferenced.

    Hasn't somebody just implemented this? I saw it in one of the development
    newsgroups, probably comp.os.linux.development.kernel.

    Stephen


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