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RE: Re: Icon overlays are mangled inside junction directories

From: Matthew Thornley <MattT_at_motioneng.com>
Date: 2007-01-08 19:20:23 CET

>> Matthew Thornley wrote:
>> This looks like a bug. Is TortoiseSVN supposed to work with junctions?

> Stefan Küng wrote:
> No, because Subversion (to be precise: the apr library Subversion uses)
> doesn't know about junction points. Ok, I admit: it *does* know about junction
> points, but there's a bug in the apr library with junction points, and that's
> why neither Subversion nor TSVN can work with them.

Some clarification is in order:

While it is true that subversion does not support NTFS junctions as it does Unix
symlinks (with the svn:special property), the Subversion commands will work
fine when applied to a working copy that resides in a junction.

The only problem that I'm having is with TortoiseSVN and icon overlays. All
other aspects of Subversion (i.e. commit, checkout, diff, merge, etc.) seem to
work fine. All other aspects of TortoiseSVN work fine also.

Also, I believe, that this is a new issue with the 1.4 series of TortoiseSVN. I
noticed no problem with the 1.3 series and junctions.

For those looking for a work-around, you can exclude junctions for icon

    TortoiseSVN Settings/Look and Feel/Icon Overlays/Exclude paths

Icon overlays will work with the actual directory that is linked to by the

Thanks for the reply,


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