On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 14:20, Todd Gleason <Todd.Gleason_at_elekta.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy_at_gmail.com]
>> Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 2:23 PM
>> To: Lars Tiefland
>> Cc: Brown, Michael; Peng Yu; users_at_subversion.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: svn support for symbolic link?
>> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 16:10, Lars Tiefland <ltiefland_at_gmail.com>
>> > But: Only a Linux / Unix client will preserve symbolic links. On
>> Windows the
>> > link will become a normal file.
>> Actually, it'll be a file that basically contains "you should be
>> looking at another file, look over there". The link isn't "resolved"
>> to the file it points to.
> I believe Windows 2000 and up (NTFS 5.0+ really) supports junctions that are nearly identical to Unix symbolic links. See http://shell-shocked.org/article.php?id=284 . At the very least directory symbolic links are supported, and file links may be as well. So is there a good reason for svn not to support this in Windows?
True symlink support in NTFS (at the level that's required here)
didn't come until Vista. IIRC, junctions aren't as identical to *NIX
symlinks as they seem.
Does Vista/Win7 have a good way of creating/managing symlinks, or is
it one of those command-line programs you only know about if you go
looking for it?
In Subversion, it's actually APR which would have to support symlinks
I believe, and then you'd have to do some FS "sniffing" to check
whether you are working on a disk which really does support it.
Received on 2010-05-25 20:55:26 CEST