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Re: Making a copy that follows?

From: Ted Dennison <dennison_at_ssd.fsi.com>
Date: 2006-08-30 15:41:15 CEST

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Aug 30, 2006, at 13:58, Hadmut Danisch wrote:
>> I'd therefore like to prose a new feature: SVN Copies of files, that
>> keep following. When I change one, all other copies change as
>> well. Like a hard link inside the repository. Would be really useful.
>> (And maybe the checkout should produce real hardlinks...)
> Your last parenthetical thought is incompatible with filesystems that
> do not support hardlinks, of which I believe there are a few (on
> Windows?).
Well, both hardlinks and softlinks would behave as described. The only
real difference between the two from a user perspective is what happens
when a file is moved or deleted. (OK...and the ability to cross drive

Also, Windows does support both types of links (on NTFS drives).See
http://shell-shocked.org/article.php?id=284 . We use them for our
product here at work to easily switch between different installed
versions of our software. But you are right that there are probably some
SVN-supported platforms somewhere that don't support them.

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