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Re^2: about link()

by exilepanda (Monk)
on Feb 18, 2012 at 18:33 UTC ( #954777=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: about link()
in thread about link()

So that means the expected result should be "synced" ?
If so, is that a bug ? as the return value is 1. My perl is 5.10.0


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Re^3: about link()
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 18, 2012 at 19:37 UTC

    It means that if I create a.jpg; link it to b.jpg; then edit it, b.jpg also changes as expected.

    I see no bug here.


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    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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      However if i do the same as you. while A changed, B is still B and no change. Any trouble shoot thing I can do then ?

        I suspect that whatever you are using to "edit" the jpg, isn't editing it in-place, but rather when you save the changes you made, it deletes the original file and then write a new one with the original name and the new contents. This (by design) breaks the link.

        For reference and an authoritative description, see this forum post by the guy that implemented link on win32.

        To prove it is the editor rather than perl that is at fault, try this sequence of steps:

        c:\test\junk>dir 18/02/2012 22:09 633 a.jpg c:\test\junk>perl -E"say link 'a.jpg', 'b.jpg';" 1 c:\test\junk>dir 18/02/2012 22:09 633 a.jpg 18/02/2012 22:09 633 b.jpg c:\test\junk>md5sum a.jpg 56c800418e498e40ae9bc4c1e4023341 *a.jpg c:\test\junk>md5sum b.jpg 56c800418e498e40ae9bc4c1e4023341 *b.jpg c:\test\junk>perl -E"open I,'+<:raw','a.jpg';seek I,400,0;syswrite I,0 +xffffffff,4;close I" c:\test\junk>md5sum a.jpg 8bc46c67f8e5d8c0caf4c7c59db66779 *a.jpg c:\test\junk>md5sum b.jpg 8bc46c67f8e5d8c0caf4c7c59db66779 *b.jpg

        Of course, the jpgs aren't valid any more after the edit above, but it should convince you that editing one also edits the other.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        The start of some sanity?

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