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ID Category Severity Type Date Submitted Last Update
0001829 [1003.1(2016/18)/Issue7+TC2] System Interfaces Objection Error 2024-05-02 16:48 2024-05-20 16:06
Reporter geoffclare View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution Accepted As Marked  
Status Resolved  
Name Geoff Clare
Organization The Open Group
User Reference
Section symlink()
Page Number 2095
Line Number 67093
Interp Status ---
Final Accepted Text See Note: 0006791.
Summary 0001829: symlink() and terminating null bytes
Description The description of symlink() says the created symbolic link contains "the string pointed to by path1". Since a string by definition has a terminating null byte, by a strict reading this implies the null is included in the symbolic link, but that's not the intended requirement, nor how systems behave.
Desired Action On page 2095 line 67093 section symlink(), change:
The symlink() function shall create a symbolic link called path2 that contains the string pointed to by path1 (path2 is the name of the symbolic link created, path1 is the string contained in the symbolic link).
The symlink() function shall create a symbolic link called path2 that contains the string pointed to by path1, excluding the terminating null byte. (That is, path2 specifies the pathname of the symbolic link created; path1 specifies the contents of the symbolic link.)

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geoffclare (manager)
2024-05-02 16:52

Also on page 965 line 32824 section fstatat(), delete:
not including any terminating null byte
Don Cragun (manager)
2024-05-20 16:05

Make the changes suggested in the Desired Action and in Note: 0006776.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2024-05-02 16:48 geoffclare New Issue
2024-05-02 16:48 geoffclare Name => Geoff Clare
2024-05-02 16:48 geoffclare Organization => The Open Group
2024-05-02 16:48 geoffclare Section => symlink()
2024-05-02 16:48 geoffclare Page Number => 2095
2024-05-02 16:48 geoffclare Line Number => 67093
2024-05-02 16:48 geoffclare Interp Status => ---
2024-05-02 16:52 geoffclare Note Added: 0006776
2024-05-20 16:05 Don Cragun Note Added: 0006791
2024-05-20 16:06 Don Cragun Final Accepted Text => See Note: 0006791.
2024-05-20 16:06 Don Cragun Status New => Resolved
2024-05-20 16:06 Don Cragun Resolution Open => Accepted As Marked
2024-05-20 16:07 Don Cragun Tag Attached: tc1-2024

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