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Re: question on symbolic links and windows

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:30:18 -0400

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 13:19, Steve Whitson <steven.whitson_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I have the need to support symbolic links in my repository. But, when
> checked out on windows I'm not getting the regular file the symlink points
> to, but instead end up with a text file having content "link
> ../somefile.txt".
> For example, my repsoitroy has the following structure as a test
> ./test.txt
> ./testfolder/test.txt -> ../test.txt
> When this is checked out on windows the file .\test.txt is fine, but the
> file testfolder\test.txt contains the text "link ../test.txt".
> What am I doing wrong?

Nothing. Symlinks don't work on Windows. NTFS lacked the ability to
create true *NIX-like symlinks until Vista was released, and
Subversion doesn't attempt to guess at whether that functionality is
available or not - it assumes that it's not if you're on Windows.

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