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Re: Hardlink conversion from Linux to Windows

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-08 21:34:35 CEST

Julian Kolodko wrote:

> We have a project that was originally created under Linux. The top
> level directory was populated using hardlinks and the entire structure
> was checked into a repository. I am now trying to check this structure
> out onto a windows machine but the hardlinks are not being translated
> into something that windows understands. Each hardlink is replaced with
> a text file that says where the target file is e.g.:
>
> link ../runup/device_m.v
>
> Actually, it seems there is a chain of links. If I look at the file
> specified above I get:
>
> link ../analog/model/device.v
>
> Obviously I can't compile this - I need to get all the "real" files into
> the top level directory - I'd have to follow the chain of links to get
> to the real file, then copy that file back to the top level directory.
> This will be tedious for the 100 or so files at the top level. Is there
> any automated way of doing this in tortoisesvn??

How would that work?
Such a link can point to any location. Even locations that don't exist
on windows (and the paths too are not windows-paths but linux paths).
I suggest you remove those hardlinks and restructure your working copy
setup. Hardlinks are really not the way to go here.

Stefan

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