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Re: Support for Symlinks on Windows

From: Duncan Murdoch <subversion_at_murdoch-sutherland.com>
Date: 2005-11-28 19:52:50 CET

On 11/28/2005 11:38 AM, Daniel Serodio wrote:
> I'd like to see support for folder symlinks on Windows. NTFS v5 or
> greater supports "junction points", or "reparse points" which are
> symlinks (for folders). I use this utility
> http://www.elsdoerfer.info/ntfslink/ to create and manage symlinks on
> Windows.
> See this article http://shell-shocked.org/article.php?id=284 for more
> information.
> What do you think?

I think this is a really bad idea. If you want to trust this nearly
undocumented feature, then use Subversion to manage your scripts to
create these links (as Noel Yap suggested a couple of hours ago in the
other symlink thread). But don't put something into Subversion that
doesn't work properly and that users won't know how to use.

Duncan Murdoch

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