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Re: how to check in a symlink?

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-04-04 17:47:02 CEST

> > I seem to remember it in the Post-1.0 feature-list.
> > Checking the change log, I can see that it was removed 6 Mar 2004 with
> > the comment "Remove the symbolic link plan; we don't really have one,
> > and don't appear to be headed toward one either." That comment should
> > probably go into the Issue.
> >
> > That's unfortunate, that's a feature that would be really useful.
> uh ... yeah, since that's a common complaint about CVS. i'm curious --
> how difficult is this? admittedly, i haven't thought about it very hard,
> but does supporting symlinks really represent a level of complexity that
> requires an actual "plan"?

Since the concept would have to be portable over several different OSes, I
guess some thorough work needs to be done in order to get it "just right". One
of the problems would be: what would a working copy with symlinks in them
look like on Windows?



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