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[TSVN] Re: symbolic links - unix to unix via Tortoise

From: Jens Scheidtmann <Jens.Scheidtmann_at_bayerbbs.com>
Date: 2005-08-09 09:57:16 CEST

"Mark Richards" <mark.richards@massmicro.com> writes:

> I was under the impression that the Tortoise client would smartly negotiate
> from a unix file to a unix file. That seems like a reasonable design goal.
> The tool ought to be transparent, no?

Windows has no notion of "unix files". So no, there's no way for TSVN
knowing it is talking to unix.

In fact, windows' "symbolic links" --- i.e. shortcuts --- are a lot
less transparent than unix's "symbolic links". E.g. you continually
run into problems, if you are using symbolic links to directories.
Try to cd "into" a short cut from a cmd-window.
So no, symbolic links won't work from a windows client.

Jens

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