Are the gcc build files still needed after section 5.4?

Andrew Benton b3nt at ukonline.co.uk
Mon Jun 5 23:50:17 PDT 2006


m at de-minimis.co.uk wrote:
> 
>> The working directory is important if the target is not an absolute
>> path.  That's why we always make them absolute paths in the book.  The
>> commands he's showing above will make a symbolic link at the location
>> ${PWD}/alpha/beta/gamma/delta/epsilon/link.
> 
> The working directory is also important if the item being linked to is 
> not an absolute path.

No, you're wrong. If the item being linked to is defined with a relative 
(not an absolute) path then ln takes it as relative to the location of 
the symbolic link that is created.

Andy



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