Find.find() doesn't work with broken symlinks


#1

Find.find() seems to filter out broken symlinks. I was hoping to use it
to get a recursive list of files in directory so I could run various
tests on each file (like whether or not a symlink points to a valid
file)

What can I use instead of Find.find()? Is there a better way?

def testsymlinks(srcpath)
Find.find(srcpath) do |path|
if File.symlink?(path)
begin
File.stat(path)
rescue Exception => e
$stderr.puts “The symlink " + path + " does not point to
a valid file. Please check that you have all your network volumes
mounted.”
exit(-1)
end
end
end
end


#2

Is there a Rails specific list? I tried subscribing to ’
removed_email_address@domain.invalid’ but haven’t been able to get a response.

  • chopper

#3

Alle lunedì 26 marzo 2007, removed_email_address@domain.invalid ha scritto:

           File.stat(path)
  rescue Exception => e
           $stderr.puts "The symlink " + path + " does not point to a

valid file. Please check that you have all your network volumes mounted."
exit(-1)
end
end
end
end

Are you sure of this? I tried a small setup (made a directory, created a
file
and made a symlink to it, then removed the file) and it works. Find.find
passes the broken symlink to the block and File.stat raises a SystemCall
error (Errno::ENOENT). I’m running ruby 1.8.6 on gentoo linux.

Stefano


#4

chopper wrote:

Is there a Rails specific list? I tried subscribing to ’
removed_email_address@domain.invalid’ but haven’t been able to get a response.

  • chopper

http://www.rubyonrails.org/community


Phillip “CynicalRyan” Gawlowski

Eek! That was supposed to be My Special Law, MY special law, I tell
you!

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