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

From: Mark Richards <mark.richards_at_massmicro.com>
Date: 2005-08-09 13:23:55 CEST


>>Windows has no notion of "unix files". So no, there's no way for TSVN
knowing it is talking to unix.

My understanding is that a windows symbolic link is a file with a special
bit set to indicate to the O/S how it should be dealt with.

If the file attributes (including this bit) cannot be read by Tortoise, that
seems to me bad news. If these attributes are not available through DAV,
that's worse. It's clear to me (now!) that Samba doesn't do this task when
working through the windows "exploder" because exploder wasn't designed to
handle these attributes. However I'm uncertain if Samba is even used when
SVN is accessed using Tortoise through the web interface. Besides, if the
Tortoise Repository Browser and other extensions are built from the ground
up, isn't it possible to accommodate symbolic links?

If the attribute bit is readable, is there a programming or other issue that
prevents Tortoise from handling these files?

Perhaps users who would like to use Tortoise SVN as a fully-featured front
end to SVN for Linux development would be willing to set a configuration
switch that says:

  [ ] Repository = unix
  [ ] Target = unix


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