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AW: AW: Hard links on Win2k/XP

From: Marco Scholz <mscholz_at_samson.de>
Date: 2004-07-23 10:03:12 CEST

 

>Especially under NTFS (since you cannot delete files which are open),

>there

>is little else that can be done. Until very recently,

>Subversion only worked

>on ordinary files; special files (like

>softlinks and I believe sockets) are

>now handled as properties (if I recall correctly).

>

>However, hardlinks are a way of lying to the userspace code by altering

>the filesystem. If you use them, you are likely to encounter

>difficulties,

>whether you are running under NTFS or various *nix filesystems.

 

 

I would not say "lying", I would say that the problem is, that subversion
overwrites files in an unusual way. That's all. How files are named and
stored is not the concern of the application.

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