Bug 88606 - i can't hardlink directory
i can't hardlink directory
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-04-11 07:52 EDT by Eric Doutreleau
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-08 10:45:47 EDT
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Description Eric Doutreleau 2003-04-11 07:52:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
I would like to hardlink two directories
As stated by the man pages i could do that under the
identity of root user with the command

ln -d source dest

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.mkdir toto
2.ln -d toto titi

Actual Results:  ln: creating hard link `titi' to `toto': Operation not permitted

Expected Results:  the hard link should be created.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2003-06-08 10:45:47 EDT
Most file systems do not support links to directories as any user.

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