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Re: Feature request

From: Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen <lasse_at_vkarlsen.no>
Date: 2007-09-13 20:04:50 CEST

On 9/13/07, Edward Lau <edwardlau@vesllc.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Good Folks:
>
>
>
> Tortoise SVN should make Unix symbolic links and MS-Window short-cut
> interoperable. At present, Unix links are converted into a text file.
>
>
>
> My use case:
>
> We operate in both MS-Window and Linux environment.
>
> Documents and scripts are developed in both environments.
>
> To reduce duplication, symbolic links are used in our Linux environment
> and also checked the links into SVN. For us these links are all pointing to
> a common parent directory within the same repository.
>
> When my user check-out or update a project in a MS-Window' environment,
> these Unix links should be converted into a MS-Windows short-cut.
>
> When my user check a MS-Window short-cut and commit them into the
> repository, they should be converted into a Linux symbolic link.
>

Doesn't a symbolic link work on the OS level in the sense that if a program
tries to open the file for editing, it will open the file that is being
linked to, and not the link file itself? This would differ on Windows, you'd
need the equivalent which is, afaik, only available on NTFS drives.

-- 
Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen
mailto:lasse@vkarlsen.no
Received on Thu Sep 13 20:01:27 2007

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