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RE: Re: Hardlink conversion from Linux to Windows

From: Moretti, Giovanni <G.Moretti_at_massey.ac.nz>
Date: 2007-05-09 01:53:45 CEST

Re Hard Links in Windows

There's something called Junction Points inside NTFS which seem to
create Hard Links - everything looks normal except the file isn't really
there, it's somewhere else. I can't remember whether it works for file
or just folders.

You seem to need special tools to detect when a directory contains a
junction point as they don't appear any differently in explorer.

Use with caution, and don't (as I did) forget that you've set up a
(phantom) folder pointing somethere else, and then run a "duplicate file
finder". Deleting one make both go away :-(

Having discovered them, I actually avoid using them - it's too easy to
make mistakes, but in your situation, they may be of use.

Search Google using:

   junction point NTFS Windows

for how/why ...

Cheers
Giovanni
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Silva [mailto:jayrod@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 9 May 2007 10:52 a.m.
To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Hardlink conversion from Linux to Windows

Jared Silva wrote:
> Julian Kolodko wrote:
> > There are a lot of files in the structure so I'd prefer not to "fix"
my
> > working copy by hand. Is there anyway to get Tortiosesvn to deal
with
> > this automatically??
>
> Give Stefan monies!
>
> Alternatively, you can write a script to convert the link files to
> Windows shortcut files. Before you do that, can your software follow
> Windows shortcut files? If it cannot, I think you need to make actual
> copies.
>

Here is a great starting point:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/shortcut.html

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