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20:34:46$ ln -s ee36a ee36b
20:35:02$ ln -s ee36b ee36a
20:35:13$ ls -LlR ee36a
ls: ee36a: Too many levels of symbolic links
20:35:33$ ln -s ee36c ee36d
20:44:38$ ls -l ee36d
lrwxrwxrwx 1 dunc users 5 2008-11-06 20:44 ee36d -> ee36c
20:44:44$ ls -lL ee36d
ls: ee36d: No such file or directory
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20:51:54$ ls -L tests>/dev/null
ls: tests/ee36b: Too many levels of symbolic links
ls: tests/ee36a: Too many levels of symbolic links
ls: tests/ee36d: No such file or directory
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