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 ...@@ -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 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 made relative to the current working directory. This is useful, for
example, when writing the tags to @file{/dev/stdout}. 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 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 the tags file will contain absolute file names. This way, the tags file
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