cvs commit: ALFS syntax.txt

Seth W. Klein sk at
Wed Mar 27 16:20:02 PST 2002

Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee <highos at> wrote:
> >   link
> <link>
>     <dir />
>     <src />
>     <dest />
> </link>
> <link type="">
>     <options />
>     <base />
>     <target />
>     <name />
> </link>

I really dislike <src> and <dest>. I always found source/dest in ln(1)
confusing and now i notice even that has been updated to say "target".

> Another thing to mention.  Presently i'm assuming you only want to use
> soft (symbolic) links.  Should this be default?  I believe Neven
> recently switched nALFS to that method.  The use of hard links is fairly
> rare. (we should of course, still support hard links, i'm talking about
> the default option if it isn't supplied)

I remember thinking it unnecessary that i had to specify soft.
Defaulting to it seems natural.

Seth W. Klein
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