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Re: question on symbolic links and windows

From: Brad Stiles <bradley.stiles_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:53:23 -0400

Steve Whitson <steven.whitson_at_gmail.com> wrote:

>>> 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".

> From the svn book:
> <some snipped>
> On such systems, Subversion simply creates a regular text file whose
> contents are the path to which to the original symlink pointed. While
> that file can't be used as a symlink on a Windows system, it also
> won't
> prevent Windows users from performing their other Subversion-related
> activities.
> I expect and want a regular file in place of the symbolic link on
> windows (as stated in the book). How can I achieve this?

Based on the detail you provided, it looks to me like you *are* getting
a "regular file", one that contains the path to which the original link
points, just as the book says. What is it you are expecting beyond
what's been indicated in the documentation?


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