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avoiding duplicate files (unix links)

From: Mark Richards <mark.richards_at_massmicro.com>
Date: 2006-09-11 03:04:48 CEST

I am using SubVersion

        TortoiseSVN 1.4.0, Build 7195 - 32 Bit -RC1, 2006/08/05 14:31:55
        Subversion 1.4.0, -dev
        apr 0.9.12
        apr-iconv 0.9.7
        apr-utils 0.9.12
        berkeley db 4.4.20
        neon 0.25.5
        OpenSSL 0.9.8b 04 May 2006
        zlib 1.2.3

on a windows xp workstation, connecting to a local linux server. I
connect to the box via Samba over windows (ugh) networking.

To populate a repository I tend to drag and drop from the Explorer.
That's fine for my purposes, except for the fact that windows doesn't
know that a file is a link to a folder on the linux box. So when I
encounter this, for example:

        drwxr-xr-x linux-tag--devboard-R2_01
        lrwxrwxrwx linux-2.6 -> linux-2.6-tag--devboard-R2_01
        lrwxrwxrwx linux -> linux-tag--devboard-R2_01
        drwxr-xr-x linux-2.6-tag--devboard-R2_01

I get four sets of file structures where ideally I should have two and
the two link files.

I realize that this would be avoided if I did my repository population
strictly on the unix side, but am wondering if there's any way to detect
a link file on the windows side? If there is, perhaps SubVersion can
offer a "ignore link files" option to prevent this problem?

Or, am I answering my own question with the rhetorical one: "Am I the
problem?"

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Received on Mon Sep 11 03:05:03 2006

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