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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 16:09:18 CEST

Joseph,

Thanks for the clear explanation.

I had mistakenly used the term "windows symbolic link" when I meant to say
"linux symbolic link", which likely threw a lot of confusion into the
discussion since a shortcut is far removed from what ln creates. I've also
perhaps not been clear about what it is that I'm trying to accomplish.

Here's what is NOT being done:

- I am NOT storing files on a windows filesystem
- I am NOT managing a SVN repository on a windows filesystem
- I am NOT using Samba as a communications channel for Tortoise (although
it's there if I want it)

I am:

- managing a repository on a Linux box
- working with a project on the same linux box
- using DAV (https) to communicate with SVN via Tortoise (local network)

Is DAV able to negotiate (read, write) Linux symbolic links? Since it is
running on the Linux box via Apache, I would think (or hope) so.

Carrying this assumption forward, perhaps in a leap of stupidity on my part,
I then assumed that if the above are true Tortoise would merely *pass things
along* - binary data is binary data.

If this could be accomplished, it means that with Tortoise one could manage
a repository on either platform. However, one could not mix platforms and
expect the different filesystems to merge. That I understand well.

/m

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