Tony Finch (fanf) wrote,
Tony Finch
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What happens if you try to create a symlink to a zero-length target, as in ln -s "" foo?

Linux: ENOENT.

Mac OS X 10.4: EINVAL.

FreeBSD: works, and any attempt to resolve the symlink returns ENOENT.

Solaris: works, and the resulting symlink behaves the same as ln -s . foo

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