Copy-pasting output of 'ls -l' containing symbolic links into a linux terminal will truncate target of the symlink

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Issue

  • If you copy+paste the output of 'ls -l' containing symbolic links into a linux terminal you will zero out (truncate) the target of the symlink.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (any release)
  • Fedora Linux (any release)

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