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Re: Symlink on Win32

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-06-23 14:17:24 CEST

Stanislav Spiridonov wrote:

>>Subversion 1.1 (and later) has the ability to put a symlink under
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>version control, via the usual svn add command.
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>>Details: the Subversion repository has no internal concept of a
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>symlink.
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>>It stores a "versioned symlink" as an ordinary file >with an
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>'svn:special'
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>>property attached. The svn client (on unix) sees the property and
>>translates the file into a symlink in the working copy. Win32 has no
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>symlinks, so a
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>>win32 client won't do any such translation: the object appears as a
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>normal file.
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>It is not true. The NTFS 5.0 (Win 2000/XP) supports the SymLinks (knows
>also as "directory junctions"). So are you going to support synlinks on
>Win32 in the next releses?
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Junctions do not behave like symlinks: a) they always use absolute
paths; b) they only work for directories, not for files; c) 99.9% of
Windows apps are not aware that junctions even exist.

So no, we're not going to support symlinks on Windows.

-- Brane

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