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Re: glob qualifier '-' doesn't work correctly on dangling symlinks

On 2020-04-12 16:49:45 +0100, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> Right, you're saying we don't know the reason it failed without looking
> explicitly at the error, and should be clear about that... how about...
> item(tt(-))(
> toggles between making the qualifiers work on symbolic links (the
> default) and the files they point to, if any; any symbolic link for
> whose target the `tt(stat)' system call fails (whatever the cause of the
> failure) is treated as a file in its own right
> )


> I don't think we necessarily tell the reason (as opposed to the error code)
> can we?  EPERM might refer to a surrounding directory?

There's no EPERM. Did you mean EACCES?

    Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix.


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