Commit 500c43ed authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Create Tags Table): Add text about the dangers of

making symbolic links to tags files.  (Clarified by RMS.)
parent facc74f7
......@@ -409,6 +409,10 @@ source files, and the tags file will still refer correctly to the source
files. If the tags file is in @file{/dev}, however, the file names are
made relative to the current working directory. This is useful, for
example, when writing the tags to @file{/dev/stdout}.
When using a a relative file name, it should not be a symbolic link
pointing to a tags file in a different directory, because this would
generally render the file names invalid.
If you specify absolute file names as arguments to @code{etags}, then
the tags file will contain absolute file names. This way, the tags file
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