[luatex] readlink?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Mar 1 19:53:13 CET 2010

On Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 08:24:01PM +0200, Elie Roux wrote:
> Taco Hoekwater a écrit :
> >Why not just do io.open(,"w") ? if it fails, you couldn't write. And
> >such a test will do the 'right thing' if the disk is full or mounted
> >read-only.
> That what I do, but this is a bit dirty as a solution...
> >lfs has lfs.symlinkattributes() for this, but I have never
> >used it so I am not sure how useful that is.
> It gives some informations about the link, but it does not tell
> where it points.
> >Libraries that do not run on win32 are definitely out of the question.
> Sure, I thought about that after I sent my mail... what about adding
> a lfs.readlink available only under unix (just like
> lfs.symlinkattributes is)? And maybe having the two or three
> functions to get the permissions working would help too... The
> functions are like 15 lines long in posix.c, I think it shouldn't be
> a problem...

I'm not sure if I understand this, but aren't symlinks filesystem rather
than OS specific (i.e. no symlinks on FAT but symlinks on ISO 9660
filesystems, no matter what OS you are running)?


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

More information about the luatex mailing list