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RE: Feature request

From: <Craig.Schroeder_at_cengage.com>
Date: 2007-09-13 21:36:47 CEST

Sorry for top-posting, but I'm in a rush...
FJ... Did you see Stefan's other response?
The one that specifically mentions the function referred to in your msdn link? (CreateSymbolicLink)

If you read about the function on the msdn (or you trust Stefan's response, which I would advise since it's quicker), you would know that the function is for Windows Vista only.

That is all,
Craig
 

-----Original Message-----
From: fj [mailto:fj@effjay.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 3:16 PM
To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Feature request

Stefan Kng wrote:
>
> Those links which work on NTFS5 are not symbolic links but hard links.
> Those are completely different than symbolic links.
>
> Stefan
>
respectfully, Stefan, are these not symbolic links they're talking about?
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363878.aspx

I googled the terms:

symbolic links windows

and got quite a few returns that discuss symbolic links. many talking about third party utilities that make the underlying capabilities easier to access (e.g. http://shell-shocked.org/article.php?id=284, and http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/how-to-create-hardlinks-junctions-and-symboliclinks-on-windows/),
perhaps most well known is sysinternal's junction.exe (free), and then there's microsoft's linkd.exe from the win2k resource kit (not free).

Others have pointed out potential operational problems arising out of having any kind of link in a repository -- I take no issue with that at all, but this thread seems to have gotten onto whether windows actually supports various types of links or not, irrespective of the advisability of having any links in a repository.

I know hard links are different than symbolic links (multiple entries in a table in the fs, vs a construct that intercepts io), but based on the info, samples of which I've just provided, I believe I am correct wr2 symbolic links on ntfs5+.

do you still disagree?
- FJ

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