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Re: Symlinks from Windoze?

From: Josh Pieper <jjp_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2004-08-13 03:34:21 CEST

Monks, Peter wrote:
> 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?

No, Windows clients will only ever see the "link foo" file. Windows
does not support symbolic links.

Second, If you did want to do this, you should use:

echo -n "link foo" > my_link

If you don't, the trailing newline will be treated as part of the
linked-to file. This is really just a hack, and not an officially
exported or supported API so it may change in the future.


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Received on Fri Aug 13 03:35:49 2004

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