[Samba] symlinks with missing destination are hidden - can they be shown?

James Casbon james at p9g.com
Mon Jun 18 14:22:15 GMT 2007

If a directory contains a symlink to a file which is missing, then samba
hides the file when listing the directory.

This leads to unpleasant behaviour on the client:
james at palermo:~$ ls test
james at palermo:~$ rm -rf test
rm: cannot remove directory `test': Directory not empty

The only workaround I have is to remove the directory on the server.
Can samba be configured not to hide the symlink?


James Casbon

Point Nine Financial Technologies Ltd
Work  :     +44 (0) 20 7340 9544

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