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lstat.c

/* Work around a bug of lstat on some systems

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   Software Foundation, Inc.

   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
   it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
   the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
   any later version.

   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
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   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
   along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
   Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.  */

/* written by Jim Meyering */

#ifdef HAVE_CONFIG_H
# include <config.h>
#endif

/* The specification of these functions is in sys_stat.h.  But we cannot
   include this include file here, because on some systems, a
   "#define lstat lstat64" is being used, and sys_stat.h deletes this
   definition.  */

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>

#include "stat-macros.h"
#include "xalloc.h"

/* lstat works differently on Linux and Solaris systems.  POSIX (see
   `pathname resolution' in the glossary) requires that programs like `ls'
   take into consideration the fact that FILE has a trailing slash when
   FILE is a symbolic link.  On Linux systems, the lstat function already
   has the desired semantics (in treating `lstat("symlink/",sbuf)' just like
   `lstat("symlink/.",sbuf)', but on Solaris it does not.

   If FILE has a trailing slash and specifies a symbolic link,
   then append a `.' to FILE and call lstat a second time.  */

int
rpl_lstat (const char *file, struct stat *sbuf)
{
  size_t len;
  char *new_file;

  int lstat_result = lstat (file, sbuf);

  if (lstat_result != 0 || !S_ISLNK (sbuf->st_mode))
    return lstat_result;

  len = strlen (file);
  if (len == 0 || file[len - 1] != '/')
    return lstat_result;

  /* FILE refers to a symbolic link and the name ends with a slash.
     Append a `.' to FILE and repeat the lstat call.  */

  /* Add one for the `.' we'll append, and one more for the trailing NUL.  */
  new_file = xmalloc (len + 1 + 1);
  memcpy (new_file, file, len);
  new_file[len] = '.';
  new_file[len + 1] = 0;

  lstat_result = lstat (new_file, sbuf);
  free (new_file);

  return lstat_result;
}

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