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Re: Symlinks on Win32...

From: Phillip Susi <psusi_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2006-01-31 16:08:05 CET

/wave at ea ( former ReactOS dev )

As someone else said, NT only allows links to directories, not files (
AFAIK ), and there is still a bug that causes subversion to see linked
directories as collided. This may only apply if you locally link them
though, not if they are links in the repository. See:


It might be worth investigating further, but I also have the feeling
that a lot of windows software will break when encountering junctions.

ALIBERTI Emanuele wrote:
> This is incorrect. It depends on the file system type. NTFS supports
> hard and soft links (real soft links, not serialized Explorer objects
> stored in *.lnk files).
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/fs/hard_links_and_junctions.asp
> Recent revisions of the Win32/64 APIs even include system calls that
> create them.
> Hard links:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/fs/createhardlink.asp
> Symbolic links:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/fs/createsymboliclink.asp
> But even today you can create them. See
> http://www.sysinternals.com/utilities/junction.html
> ea

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