Re: [dev] [sbase] chmod -R and symbolic links

From: Wolf <>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 18:22:19 +0100

On 2019-12-23 16:47:59 +0100, Laslo Hunhold wrote:
> [..] Especially with the H, L and P options we found many bugs in GNU
> coreutils, and keeping them in is essential if we want to claim that
> we are more or less POSIX compliant. [..]

Sorry I do not understand how this is meant. Looking at the posix spec
for chmod:

only -R is listed there, so how do the -H, -L, and -P relate to POSIX


There are only two hard things in Computer Science:
cache invalidation, naming things and off-by-one errors.

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