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Re: Symlinks on Windows

From: Greg Thomas <thomasgd_at_omc.bt.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:24:14 +0000

On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:27:41 -0400, "richard hornsby"
<richardjhornsby_at_gmail.com> wrote:

>To answer your assertion - to the best of my knowledge, feel free to correct
>me - symlinks (*nix) are not the same thing as shortcuts in windows.

There are now three things to contend with on Win32;

Shortcuts - .lnk files that are nothing like symlinks as you suggest.

NTFS junction points - These are similar to symlinks, however are not
well supported by Windows -

NTFS symbolic links - There replace Junction Points in Vista and
Server 2003, and work cross-file system -

If it were possible to get svn to support symlinks on Windows, it
would be for Vista/2003 only, I suspect.


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