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Re: User directories integration - request for help



Le Lun 19 mars 2007 09:47, Alexander Larsson a écrit :
> On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 14:51 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>
>> Could you add please add a dot dir containing (hard|sym) links pointing
>> to
>> whatever renamed directories the user configured at the moment ?
>
> Symlinks are a bad idea, they will leak out into the user interface

They have no more reason to leak in the UI than the conf file unless you
mess up the implementation. Just show the link target, the user has no
reason to know it's been found through a symlink than through a conf file.

They will work (through "leaking") with every legacy app without
easy-to-get-wrong shell wrapping (when it's possible)

More people use legacy and shell apps than SMB homedirs on windows systems
(samba supports symlinks IIRC). Also when the vista link stuff gets widely
available that choice won't look too smart.

Do you want to restrict directory names to 7-bit ASCII because some people
have home on a FAT usb stick too ?

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot


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