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Re: Link support on Windows

From: Mark Bohlman <mbohlman_at_tcicredit.com>
Date: 2004-08-18 17:41:04 CEST

Brad Kittenbrink wrote:
>
> isn't that what cygwin does (at least in it's underlying
> representation)? if you built the 1.1rc build of svn under cygwin,
> wouldn't it work? I know cygwin includes svn 1.05, but that version
> doesn't have symlink support.
>
> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>
>> "Erik Anderson" <erikba@teamworkgroup.com> writes:
>>
>>
>>> Is there any chance that symlinks could be simulated using
>>> shortcuts, or is the translation from one to the other too murky?
>>
>>
>>
>> Shortcuts aren't even similar to symlinks. Shortcuts are just files
>> with metadata used by Windows Explorer to describe some other file (or
>> command).
>>
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Cygwin links are really .lnk files on the file system so a svn st shows
something like
? file.link.lnk
when in a directory that has a symbolic link to a file. Doing a rm
file.link in Cygwin and restoring it via 'svn up' deposits file.link.lnk
which no longer represents the file it was linked to properly per Cygwin
(e.g. no longer seen as symbolic link but a shortcut). So not the
solution being sought I believe.
-- Mark

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