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SubjectRe: Conditional SymLinks
On Dec 11, Jim Bray wrote:

> > There is I beleive some unix out there where one could imbed environment
> > variables in symlinks, like:
> >
> > /tmp -> ${HOME}/tmp
>
> Yeah, I had this idea maybe ten years ago. A friend told me someone
> (IRIX ?) has already done it. The idea of active objects in the filesystem
> is interesting, and could make porting code from other systems easier. Of
> course it could make debugging nearly impossible.

I've seen this _many_ years ago in a BSD 4.2 (4.3?) implementation
from Sony (NewsOS 3.x and 4.x) on their MIPS R3000 workstations.
it was a nice feature and I really would like to see this in Linux too
(but don't ask me how this should be done;)


Harald
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