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Re: AW: Hard links on Win2k/XP

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-07-22 16:08:46 CEST

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Of course it will handle that. However, it will loose information that
> would be nice if it would be kept (such as inode number, possibly ACLs,
> other metadata).

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.


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