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Re: [TSVN] symbolic links - unix to unix via Tortoise

From: Milen A. Radev <mradev_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-09 01:40:38 CEST

On 8/9/05, Mark Richards <mark.richards@massmicro.com> wrote:
> I'm not writing the files to the windows workstation. If I were then I'd
> have taken the beating I deserved and moved on. I'm using the windows
> workstation as a tool only.
>
> No, Samba doesn't offer that - i.e. I can't copy symbolic links properly
> from a win32 "explorer" window to another one. I'm not doing that in
> Tortoise.
>
> I was under the impression that the Tortoise client would smartly negotiate
> from a unix file to a unix file. That seems like a reasonable design goal.
> The tool ought to be transparent, no?
>
> Since my repository is on a unix server and since my destination is on the
> same server, it sort of made sense to me that Tortoise would do its job
> without windows limitations.
>
> Since - again - I'm not writing to windows, and don't care to, what am I
> missing here?
>

Actually you are "writing to winddows". The fact that the file system
you write to is on a unix server and is served by Samba is just a
"minor" detail from the Windows workstation's POV. It looks and
behaves just like any other CIFS storage ot it. And all the rules that
are valid for a windows FS are valid for your Samba share.

-- 
Milen A. Radev
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