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Re: [PATCH] Grammatical fixes and explanations in perlfunc.pod (sysopen)

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Paul Fenwick
May 31, 2004 17:01
Re: [PATCH] Grammatical fixes and explanations in perlfunc.pod (sysopen)
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G'day Ronald / p5p,

Ronald J Kimball wrote:

> On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 09:33:51PM +1000, Paul Fenwick wrote:

>>+is set as well.  Setting C<O_CREAT|O_EXCL> prevents symlinks from
>>+being followed when creating files.
> Setting C<O_CREAT|O_EXCL> when the path contains a symlink works fine for
> me.

Well spotted.  O_CREAT|O_EXCL guarantees the open will fail if the file 
is a symlink.  It does not check the path.  That should definitely be 
made clear.  Thank-you very much for spotting that.

I'll adjust my wording a little and resubmit the patch.

All the very best,


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