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Re: symlinks in Windows

From: Thorsten Schöning <tschoening_at_am-soft.de>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 08:29:19 +0200

Guten Tag David Player,
am Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2011 um 21:02 schrieben Sie:

> My company uses symlinks with svn quite a bit, but the symlinks are
> always broken in Windows. This has been the case since svn 1.1 or
> 1.2. Links have been supported in Windows since 2000, and improved
> in Vista in early 2007. The mklink utility has been included since Vista.

The problem is that symlinks are the improved changes in Vista+,
Windows 2000+ just supported hardlinks and Junctions to directories.
I found hardlinks to be very sensitive in daily life, because they
often seem to get broken during development with Eclipse, resolving
conflicts using TortoiseSVN etc. In my mind the only practical
solution would really be symlinks, meaning they can only be supported
on clients running Vista+. Only using symlinks would be
consistent across different platforms, because they support
linking to files and directories on NTFS like on other file systems.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Thorsten Schöning

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Received on 2011-07-07 08:30:16 CEST

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