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Bug #61002 Windows symlink resolution differs between mkdir and file_put_contents
Submitted: 2012-02-07 11:00 UTC Modified: 2013-06-20 12:03 UTC
From: feedbee at gmail dot com Assigned:
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PHP Version: 5.3.10 OS: Windows 7 SP1
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 [2012-02-07 11:00 UTC] feedbee at gmail dot com
d:/link/ is a windows symlink to d:/a/b/c

mkdir('d:/link/../new') creates link in d:/ - that OK.

file_put_contents('d:/link/../new', 'OK'); tries to create file in d:/a/b (because d:/link/ resolved to d:/a/b/c, and d:/a/b/c/../new now points to d:/a/b/new).

This difference between mkdir and file_put_contents was not expected.

Test script:

$dirname = 'd:/link/../new';
$realDirname = 'd:/new';

echo "Is Dir exists? ", is_dir($realDirname) ? 'Yes' : 'No', PHP_EOL, 'Create Dir', PHP_EOL;
echo "Is Dir exists NOW? ", is_dir($realDirname) ? 'Yes' : 'No', PHP_EOL;
file_put_contents("$dirname/file", 'OK');
echo 'OK';

Expected result:
Is Dir exists? No
Create Dir
Is Dir exists NOW? Yes

Actual result:
Is Dir exists? No
Create Dir
Is Dir exists NOW? Yes
<br />
<b>Warning</b>:  file_put_contents(d:/link/../new/file) [<a href='function.file-put-contents'>function.file-put-contents</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in <b>D:\test.php</b> on line <b>10</b><br />


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 [2012-02-13 20:26 UTC]
I don't see any problem here. I get the output you expected.

I don't get a warning for file_put_contents(). On the 2nd+ runs I get a warning about directory existing.

I run it using 5.3.10-nts-vc9 and I get:

C:\61002>c:\php-5.3.10-nts-Win32-VC9-x86\php repro.php
Is Dir exists? No
Create Dir
Is Dir exists NOW? Yes
C:\61002>c:\php-5.3.10-nts-Win32-VC9-x86\php repro.php
Is Dir exists? Yes
Create Dir

Warning: mkdir(): File exists in C:\61002\repro.php on line 7
Is Dir exists NOW? Yes

'file' gets created in directory 'g:\new' (I modified your script (only) to use g:\ instead of d:\ b/c on my machines d:\ is the CD-R drive).

I get the same results on both Win7sp1-x64 and Win7sp1-x86 (the 2 versions I tested).

That's all I did. Am I missing something you did to get a different result?
 [2013-06-20 12:03 UTC]
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 [2013-06-20 12:03 UTC]
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