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Re: question on symbolic links and windows

From: Steve Whitson <steven.whitson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:08:47 -0500

Paul Koning wrote:
> 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.
> paul
Not to make any claims that one is better than the other... but this
case is handled fairly well under clearcase. I'm not sure how it would
handle the case were I modify both (the link content and the target) but
(from windows) I do revise the link target and all the links are
instantly revised upon commit (check-in).

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