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RE: Symlinks from Windoze?

From: Monks, Peter <peter.monks_at_vignette.com>
Date: 2004-08-13 03:27:17 CEST

G'day Ben,

Ooooh nice!! And after I've done the commit on the Windoze box, linky
will be repopulated with the contents of foo.txt? Or do I need to
update it after I've committed?

Cheers,
Peter

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: Thursday, 12 August 2004 6:17pm
> To: Monks, Peter
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Symlinks from Windoze?
>
>
> 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
> yet):
>
> > 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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