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Bug #14642

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open O_NOFOLLOW docs could be clearer

Added by Robert Mustacchi 3 months ago.

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Normal
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manpage - manual pages
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Recently, I was in a conversation where I was trying to determine whether or not use of O_NOFOLLOW in open would stop one from following an intermediate symlink; however, it doesn't actually. The error for ELOOP makes that a lot clearer, but that's actually quite buried. We should clarify this in open(2) at least, and perhaps others.

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