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Re: Hardlink conversion from Linux to Windows

From: Daniel Posey <daniel_posey_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-09 01:54:12 CEST

> Well the Linux client understands how to handle hard links, but the
> Windows client doesn't, because Windows does not support them. If you
> try the subversion command line client you will find the same thing.
> You would have the equivalent problem on Linux if you used Windows
> shortcuts.

> The obvious rule is: if you want your WC to work under different OS
> types, don't build in this sort of OS-dependency.

Good point.

This whole discussion is driving me nuts because we are talking about
symbolic links (or *soft* links), not hard links. Once a hard link is
established, there is not a link and the actual file. There are two (or
more) actual and equal paths to the same data. There is no way (or reason)
for any client to give a hard link special treatment.

And NTFS does support hard links.


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Received on Wed May 9 01:52:19 2007

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