From: Walter Landry (wlandry_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-31 19:57:18
I have recently upgraded from 1.32 to the current prerelease, and it
feels like filesystem is missing a few convenience functions.
1) readlink: There is a way to create a symlink, but then no way to
query it later.
2) nlink: Similarly, we can create a hard link, but can not query
its link count.
3) copy_symlink: Note that this requires readlink in order to
4) copy_directory: create_directory creates directories with the
mode S_IRWXU|S_IRWXG|S_IRWXO. That seems like a security hole
waiting to happen. This would at least provide a way of
inheriting access properties.
5) copy(): This would check what the first argument is and invoke
the appropriate function (copy_file, copy_symlink,
Except for nlink, I have already implemented all of these functions
because I needed them. Is there any interest in getting these
functions into the filesystem library?
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