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Re: svn commit: r10133 - in trunk/subversion: include libsvn_subr tests/clients/cmdline tests/libsvn_subr

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-07-04 18:13:22 CEST

Josh Pieper wrote:

>I don't believe we considered the symlink case when breser and I
>initially talked on IRC about supporting collapsing "/../" elements.
>Does anyone have objections to just removing the ".." collapsing
>support from svn_path_canonicalize? That would also resolve the issue
>of implementing svn_path_canonicalize in terms of apr_filepath_merge.
The Unix filesystem interprets /../ sequences in paths _before_
expanding symbolic links. Try this:

    $ mkdir -p A/B/C/D
    $ mkdir D
    $ ln -s A/B/C/D d
    $ cd d/../D

Guess where you'll end up?

So, this whole discussion seems pointless.

-- Brane

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Received on Sun Jul 4 18:15:05 2004

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