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RE: Symlinks show up as "blocked" in Windows

From: Jim Garrison <Jim.Garrison_at_troux.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 12:05:20 -0500

I think I answered my own question

When you check out using Cygwin svn it creates a real Windows "shortcut" for a symbolic link in the repository.

The native Windows version of svn creates a pseudo-link text file containing the name of the link target.

If you check out using Cygwin, then the native Windows svn will see the shortcuts and consider them as blocking its own pseudo-link text files. And probably vice-versa, but I haven't tried it.

The moral: Don't mix Cygwin and native svn in a workspace. Hmm..... this could be better-behaved :-)


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