Symlinks already present
On 2020-07-27, Termoregolato <waste at is.invalid> wrote:
> Il 26/07/20 22:47, dn ha scritto:
>> Thus, compare the results of the two calls to detect a difference.
> I will try also another way, If I don't err symlinks and original
> directory have the same inode number (I talk about Linux, where I'm
> using the application).
You err. Symlinks are distinct i-nodes which are not the same i-node
as the destination. A symlink is basically a file containing a string
that is read and then used a path to another file.
If you create a "hard" link (ln without the '-s') then you end up a single
i-node that has entries in multiple directories.
[old-Unix-guy story: Way back when, SunOS used to allow you (if root)
to create a hard link to a directory. It's not something you did a