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Re: Disk space usage

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-09-30 15:27:47 CEST

On 30-Sep-05, at 6:41 AM, Jon Sporring wrote:

>
> One argument for shifting from cvs to subversion, was the superior
> handling of
> symbolic links. However, we have discovered that subversion does
> not support
> links on Windows, most likely because links are fishy on Windows.
> But
> hard-links have been out since NTFS 5.0
> (http://shell-shocked.org/article.php?id=284). Does anyone know,
> whether
> hard-links may be facilitated on subversion for Windows using some
> secret
> option in subversion, or if this is a feature of the near future (not
> necessarily secret :-) ?

"fishy" hardly covers it.

The file system supports hardlinks on files only, and there doesn't
appear to be any tools available at all that support reparse points
(symlinks) on anything but directories.. Tthere doesn't appear to be
ANY support in Windows for a user to manage links of any sort. Until
Microsoft supports symbolic links by providing the appropriate tools
and UI, is it really a good idea for third parties to?

Scott

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