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RE: Symlinks on Win32...

From: Doyle, Patrick <WPD_at_dtccom.com>
Date: 2006-01-31 14:54:31 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mystml@adinet.com.uy [mailto:mystml@adinet.com.uy]
> I usually work in Linux, where I have a structure equivalent to this
> /build/build.py
> /project1/build.py -> ../build/build.py
> /project1/foo.cpp
> /project2/build.py -> ../build/build.py
> /project2/bar.cpp
> I have build, project1 and project2 in SVN. In linux
> everything works fine.
> However when I dual boot to Windows (sorry, I have to, our users use
> Windows) and I check out the projects, I don't get the symlinks or an
> usable equivalent. I know, I know, Windows doesn't support
> symlinks and shortcuts are a joke. However, in an interesting
> bug-or-feature dilemma, CVS did what I wanted it to do - it gave me
> my scripts, instead of a link.

If you are using the command line tools in Windows, you could switch to
Cygwin based tools. (You might have to compile them yourself). I just
checked and Cygwin emulates soft links.


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