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+?RCS: $Id: lns.U,v 1994/06/20 07:05:52 ram Exp $
+?RCS: Copyright (c) 1991-1993, Raphael Manfredi
+?RCS: You may redistribute only under the terms of the Artistic Licence,
+?RCS: as specified in the README file that comes with the distribution.
+?RCS: You may reuse parts of this distribution only within the terms of
+?RCS: that same Artistic Licence; a copy of which may be found at the root
+?RCS: of the source tree for dist 3.0.
+?RCS: Original Author: Andy Dougherty <>
+?RCS: $Log: lns.U,v $
+?RCS: Revision 1994/06/20 07:05:52 ram
+?RCS: patch30: created by ADO
+?X: This unit checks whether symbolic links are really supported.
+?X: We can't rely on d_symlink because that may be listed in the
+?X: C library but unimplemented.
+?MAKE:lns: ln rm touch
+?MAKE: -pick add $@ %<
+?S: This variable holds the name of the command to make
+?S: symbolic links (if they are supported). It can be used
+?S: in the Makefile. It is either 'ln -s' or 'ln'
+: determine whether symbolic links are supported
+echo " "
+$touch blurfl
+if $ln -s blurfl sym > /dev/null 2>&1 ; then
+ echo "Symbolic links are supported." >&4
+ lns="$ln -s"
+ echo "Symbolic links are NOT supported." >&4
+ lns="$ln"
+$rm -f blurfl sym