MacPorts 2.3.2 and "port provides"

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Thu Mar 5 06:17:22 PST 2015

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 9:13 AM, Jan Stary <hans at> wrote:

> > Those aren't hardlinks, but /tmp is a symlink to /private/tmp. Your
> > vim just happens to realpath(3) before saving, it seems.
> It's not a symlink, they have the same inode number.
> A symlink would look like this:

Your observation would be valid if the file /tmp/whatever were symlinked.
But it's not that specific file, but the directory /tmp that is symlinked.
Naturally, anything within it is going to have the same inode number
whether accessed via the symlink /tmp or the real path /private/tmp.

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