Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 13:42:35 +0100
Reply-To: Julian Heritage <jxh3286@GGR.CO.UK>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Julian Heritage <jxh3286@GGR.CO.UK>
Subject: SAS, UNIX & symbolic links
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It appears that SAS cannot differentiate between directories and
symbolic links. SAS seems to treat symbolic links as directories until
you query that link, and produces an appropriate error message. SCL
directory functions don't seem to generate errors, but the SAS external
file class methods do (e.g. _GET_PATH_).
I'm running Solaris 2.5 but I presume this happens on all flavours of
Anybody have a way to detect links ???