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

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2019 12:27:26 +0100

On Sat, 28 Dec 2019 16:24:57 -0800
Michael Forney <> wrote:

Dear Michael,

> I'm only proposing removing -H, -L, and -P from chmod, not the other
> tools. The only POSIX option is -R, and the only use I can think of
> for chmod -L is if you wanted to modify the permissions of files
> outside the directory tree, which are pointed to by symlinks inside
> the tree.

I see these options as more or less "zero cost extensions", but please
excuse me as I thought these were POSIX-specified. There are good
reasons for both sides, so you as the maintainer should make the call.

With best regards


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