On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 nobu.nokada / softhome.net wrote:

> Hi,
>
> At Fri, 23 Sep 2005 08:49:15 +0900,
> Ara.T.Howard wrote in [ruby-talk:157186]:
>>> eban has suggested File.identical? for that purpose.
>>
>> that sounds great - but how would it be implemented on windows if there is no
>> unique field in the inode?
>
> Of course, comparing expanded pathes ;)

lol!

that's fine - but does that work with hard/soft links?  i know next to nothing
about windows but remember something about it having something like hard links
and:

   harp:~ > touch a
   harp:~ > ln a b
   harp:~ > ruby -e'p File::expand_path("b")'
   "/home/ahoward/b"

so that's wouldn't work on unix - maybe it does on windows?

-a
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