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Re: how to check in a symlink?

From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday_at_mindspring.com>
Date: 2004-04-04 16:36:17 CEST

On Sun, 4 Apr 2004, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > after reading the online docs, i'm not sure why i can't create
> > and check in a simple symlink. i created a symlink in the current
> > working directory, and just tried:
> >
> > $ svn add <linkname>
> >
> > and got:
> >
> > svn: Unsupported node kind for path '<linkname>'
> >
> > i thought that symlinks in subversion were a done deal. do i have
> > to do something special to add a symlink to the repo?
> Sorry, you are mistaken. Subversion has no support for symlinks.

ok, that's a little odd since, before i posted, i did a search of the
subversion issues database and found the following:


The summary reads "support versioning of symlinks", and the description
reads (in part):

  "Symbolic links, etc, are supported

  "Subversion will handle symbolic links ("shortcuts"), multiple hard
  links, and other special file types as long as their semantics are
  compatible with version control."

given that this issue is dated april of 2002 (two years ago), i just
assumed that this meant symlinks would be supported by now. since that's
not the case, how does one interpret that issue i linked to? just


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