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Re: Symlinks show up as "blocked" in Windows

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 13:11:38 -0400

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 13:05, Jim Garrison<Jim.Garrison_at_troux.com> wrote:
> 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 :-)

I believe this is well-documented and lamented on this mailing list.
Cygwin fools the client into believing it's in a *NIX environment,
when it's really not. If you have svn:eol-style set to native, you'll
notice that files checked out under Cygwin will have CR (or LF, I
forget) line endings, but using a native Win32 client you'll get CRLF.


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