Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61415
Broken symlinks should be compared for target
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:00 EDT
When using diff -r to compare two trees containing symlinks, and some of the symlinks point to
missing targets outside a tree, there should be an option to compare just symlink target
This is useful when comparing a restored partition backup on a temporary
mountpoint. The position of the mountpoint may invalidate any symlinks pointing out of the
tree. The integrity of the backup depends on the content of the symlink itself, not its target.
Yes. This is noted in "Future Projects"