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Re: question on symbolic links and windows

From: Steve Whitson <steven.whitson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:03:51 -0500

Yep... you are correct, I'm getting exactly what the documentation
states. I kept reading it the way I wanted to hear it skipping over the
"whose contents are the path to which" part. Not allowing files as
externals and not supporting (on windows) symlink replacement with real
content is going to make things tough as a replacement for clearcase.

Does anyone have any suggestions or good alternatives?

Thanks much for the help with my oversight!

    -Steve

Brad Stiles wrote:
> Steve Whitson <steven.whitson_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>>> When this is checked out on windows the file .\test.txt is fine,
>>>> but the file testfolder\test.txt contains the text "link
>>>> ../test.txt".
>
>> From the svn book:
>> <some snipped>
>> On such systems, Subversion simply creates a regular text file whose
>> contents are the path to which to the original symlink pointed. While
>> that file can't be used as a symlink on a Windows system, it also won't
>> prevent Windows users from performing their other Subversion-related
>> activities.
>>
>> I expect and want a regular file in place of the symbolic link on
>> windows (as stated in the book). How can I achieve this?
>
> Based on the detail you provided, it looks to me like you *are*
> getting a "regular file", one that contains the path to which the
> original link points, just as the book says. What is it you are
> expecting beyond what's been indicated in the documentation?
>
> Brad
>
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