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[20050625] Magic Symlinks
Catching up 5 weeks of source-changes... Jason Thorpe has committed code that has been sleeping in PR 1781 for about ten years now: ``Magic symlinks'' need to be enabled both in the kernel(compile) as well as being switched on as mount option, and allow embedding a number of special things into symlink targets then, which are expanded before the symlink's target is actually accessed, much like environment variables:
         mkdir /arch/i386/bin
         mkdir /arch/sparc/bin
         ln -s /arch/@machine_arch/bin /bin 
See PR 1781 and the latest(!) symlink(7) manpage.

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