Jeff King  committed afa0876

prefer test -h over test -L in shell scripts

Even though "-L" is POSIX, the former is more portable, and
we tend to prefer it already.

Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File contrib/workdir/git-new-workdir

 # don't link to a workdir
-if test -L "$git_dir/config"
+if test -h "$git_dir/config"
 	die "\"$orig_git\" is a working directory only, please specify" \
 		"a complete repository."

File t/

 	git svn set-tree --find-copies-harder --rmdir \
 		${remotes_git_svn}..mybranch5 &&
 	svn_cmd up "$SVN_TREE" &&
-	test -L "$SVN_TREE"/'
+	test -h "$SVN_TREE"/'
 name='new symlink is added to a file that was also just made executable'
 		${remotes_git_svn}..mybranch5 &&
 	svn_cmd up "$SVN_TREE" &&
 	test -x "$SVN_TREE"/bar/zzz &&
-	test -L "$SVN_TREE"/'
+	test -h "$SVN_TREE"/'
 name='modify a symlink to become a file'
 test_expect_success "$name" '
 		${remotes_git_svn}..mybranch5 &&
 	svn_cmd up "$SVN_TREE" &&
 	test -f "$SVN_TREE"/ &&
-	test ! -L "$SVN_TREE"/ &&
+	test ! -h "$SVN_TREE"/ &&
 	test_cmp help "$SVN_TREE"/'
 name="commit with UTF-8 message: locale: $GIT_SVN_LC_ALL"

File t/

 test_expect_success '"bar" is an empty file' 'test -f x/bar && ! test -s x/bar'
 test_expect_success 'get "bar" => symlink fix from svn' \
 		'(cd x && git svn rebase)'
-test_expect_success SYMLINKS '"bar" becomes a symlink' 'test -L x/bar'
+test_expect_success SYMLINKS '"bar" becomes a symlink' 'test -h x/bar'
 test_expect_success 'clone using git svn' 'git svn clone -r1 "$svnrepo" y'