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Re: handling of symbolic links

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-25 19:10:48 CEST

Voigt, Benjamin wrote:
> I'm not sure whether this issue is with TortoiseSVN or with the
> subversion libraries themselves, but when I check out or update
> symbolic links (marked with the "svn:special"="*" property) with
> TortoiseSVN I get text files containing "link some/path/here".
> cygwin subversion does what I consider to be the right thing, which
> is to create a symbolic link.

That's *not* the right thing!
A linux link is not a symbolic link in Windows. They are completely
different. That's why Subversion does not create an *.lnk file for those
on Windows.

You should not use the cygwin version of Subversion on windows. Use the
official windows client of Subversion. Cygwin is a linux emulation and
has to pretend it's working on linux - you will end up with all kinds of


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