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From "Uri Moszkowicz (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (CONTINUUM-971) Symbolic links are traversed on deletion
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2006 05:00:03 GMT
Symbolic links are traversed on deletion

                 Key: CONTINUUM-971
             Project: Continuum
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 1.0.3
         Environment: Reproduced on Redhat Enterprise 4 but applicable to all forms of UNIX
            Reporter: Uri Moszkowicz
            Priority: Critical

To reproduce:
1. Create a project that checks out files from some SCM
2. Create a build script that creates symbolic links outside of the checked out project sandbox.
This is often done to bring outside libraries into the project.
3. Delete the created project from the Continuum website. Notice how all kinds of files disappear
from your file system!

>From looking at the release logs it looks like someone added follow symbolic links as
the default and mentioned that at some point in the future an option should be added to disable
this behavior. Following symbolic links is very dangerous and if supported it should be disabled
by default, not the reverse. A warning should be posted in a visible place for the existing
versions until this can be fixed as it can result in significant data loss outside of the
Continuum program.

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