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1.8 2002-12-07 Free

The Unix CVS client uses the modification date of a symbolic link rather than the modification date of the file it links to. This causes changes to linked files to go undetected by CVS.

slync works around this CVS shortcoming by recreating symbolic links to files newer than their links. Processing by slync also makes directory listings less confusing.

The slync programs outputs (one per line) the paths of the symbolic links it freshens.

Quick Start


Usage: slync file1 | path1 [ file2 | path2 ] ...

  For each symbolic-link FILE or symbolic-link contained in directory
  PATH or subdirectory of PATH, regenerate the symbolic-link if its
  modification time is older than the modification time of the file it
  links to.

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