[jcifs] symbolic link detection

Allen, Michael B (RSCH) Michael_B_Allen at ml.com
Wed Jul 23 11:21:57 EST 2003

CIFS has no concept of a link. I cannot think of a way to detect
such a situation. Also, it's bad form to have a link that references
a parent of itself. That will probably cause problems with software
other than jCIFS.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bryan Kate [SMTP:kateb at rpi.edu]
> Sent:	Tuesday, July 22, 2003 9:04 PM
> To:	jcifs at lists.samba.org
> Subject:	[jcifs] symbolic link detection
> Hi,
> Is there a reliable way to detect if a file is a symbolic link?  There
> is an isFile and isDirectory function, but no isLink.  Can this be done
> with jcifs, or is there another method of detecting if a file is a
> symlink? I am getting caught in an infinite loop when crawling the
> network, and i dont want to have a hard depth limit.
> - bryan

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