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Old 05-28-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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change ownership for symbolic link

Hi all,

i have this symbolic link file in which i have remove and recreated it and after changing the permission i do a ln -fs source file link file, i get a "file exists". This is able to work in AIX but not Solaris, so how do i solve this ? Thanks
Old 05-29-2006, 02:45 AM   #2
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Hi DarReNz,

when I tried

ln -s <somefile> <linktoit>

It created a link to "somefile" named as "linktoit"

Then I tried :-
ln -s <newlinkname> <somefile>

which gave following error:-
ln: `somefile': File exists

Then I tried :-
ln -s <linktoit> <otherfile>

It gave following error:-

ln: `linktoit': File exists

May be you have swapped positions mistakenly or the files really exist.

Hope, this will help you


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