>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Whitson <steven.whitson_at_gmail.com> writes:
>>> 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
>>> 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
Steve> From the svn book: /When a symlink is committed into a
Steve> Subversion repository, Subversion remembers that the file was
Steve> in fact a symlink, as well as the object to which the symlink
Steve> "points." When that symlink is checked out to another working
Steve> copy on a non-Windows system, Subversion reconstructs a real
Steve> filesystem-level symbolic link from the versioned symlink. But
Steve> that doesn't in any way limit the usability of working copies
Steve> on systems such as Windows that do not support symlinks. On
Steve> such systems, Subversion simply creates a regular text file
Steve> whose contents are the path to which to the original symlink
Steve> pointed. While that file can't be used as a symlink on a
Steve> Windows system, it also won't prevent Windows users from
Steve> performing their other Subversion-related activities./
Steve> I expect and want a regular file in place of the symbolic link
Steve> on windows (as stated in the book). How can I achieve this?
You are getting what the book describes.
If what you want is a second copy of the linked-to file, that would be
a new feature.
It would also be a very messy thing to do, because you'd have two
independent copies of the file on Windows but only one on other
operating systems. So on Windows you could create a working directory
where the two are different. They might perhaps *both* be modified
in different ways.
When you commit those changes, what would you expect to happen? I
can't think of any sensible answer.
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Received on 2008-09-17 19:57:55 CEST