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Strange links, /usr/bin/[ ?
  • From: pelibali <pelibali@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 14:46:42 +0200
  • Message-id: <20050401144642.22003e0f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

On my SUSE 9.1 I found two quite strange links as
/dev/shm/Desktop/~Desktop -> /dev/shm/Desktop/
/var/lib/ntp/var/lib/~ntp -> ../..

I have no idea, what is the meaning to have the above stuff. Anyone
could explain it please?!

By the way I have an interesting '/usr/bin/[' file as well; is this
strange name just an accident or it supposed to be like this? And why
then this uncommon name?
(The file belongs to the coreutils package and is present also in SUSE
9.2:
http://www.novell.com/products/linuxpackages/professional/coreutils.html

Thanks,
Pelibali

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