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Re: Symlinks from Windoze?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-13 03:17:01 CEST

On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 20:06, Monks, Peter wrote:
> G'day everyone,
> Is there a plan afoot to allow the creation of symlinks in the
> repository, but from a Windoze client?
> What I'm envisaging is a command something akin to "svn cp", but where
> the copy results in a symlink being written into the repository rather
> than a separately versioned copy of the file / directory in question.
> And of course once the symlink is in the repositiry, it would be
> indistinguishable from a symlink that was created via a *nix client,

In theory, you can already do this from windows (haven't tried this

> echo "link foo.txt" > linky
> svn add linky
> svn propset svn:special "*" linky
> svn commit -m "creating linky as a symlink to foo.txt"

Now, when you do an update or checkout on unix, you should get a symilnk
named 'linky' that points to foo.txt.

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