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Re: Symbolic links

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 07:59:15 -0400

Symbolic links are not supported directly by Subversion. The NTFS file
system does allow for symbolic links, but until Windows Vista, there
was no command that could produce symbolic links.

The "mklink" command works in Windows 7 and Windows Vista. You need
System admin rights in order to use this command, so if developers are
not admins on their machines, or if they aren't using WIndows 7 or
Vista, they cannot use the mklink command.

I don't know how Subversion handles mklinks and whether it treats them
the same way as symlinks. For years, I've found it best to avoid
symlinks in the repository. Instead, I create them at build time.

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 3:04 AM, Han,Xing <xinghan_at_isoftstone.com> wrote:
> hi,
>   Symbolic link is supported in windows now?
>   if can, please tell how to do that.
> thank you very much!
>                                                                       yours Starhan

David Weintraub
Received on 2010-03-15 12:59:45 CET

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