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problem with using fs.stat #428

Janice0218 opened this issue Sep 21, 2018 · 0 comments


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commented Sep 21, 2018

I was reading the code,
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`it('should return an error if path does not exist', function(done) {

 var fs = util.fs();

 //'stat' should be 'lstat'

 fs.stat('/tmp', function(error, result) {






fs.stat should be fs.lstat.
there have a little bit different between those:
stat follows symlinks. When given a path that is a symlink, it returns the stat of the target of the symlink.
lstat doesn't follow symlinks. When given a path that is a symlink it returns the stat of the symlink.
When a file is a symbolic link, lstat returns information about the symbolic link itself( '/myfilelink');
stat returns information about the file pointed to by the link( '/').

Janice0218 added a commit to Janice0218/filer that referenced this issue Sep 22, 2018
@humphd humphd closed this Dec 2, 2018
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