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RE: Symlinks on Windows

From: Robert Heller <heller_at_deepsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2018 09:41:09 -0400 (EDT)

At Fri, 2 Nov 2018 10:07:08 +0000 "Albertsen, Ketil" <Ketil.Albertsen_at_nordicsemi.no> wrote:

>
>
> So where did this idea about "...Ž working copies on systems such as
> Windows that do not support symlinks" come from? NTFS supports symlinks,
> and has supported it for many years. If my memory is correct, it wasn't
> avialable in the CLI interface, cmd.exe, utntil long after the file system
> API provided it - but now we are talking history!

MS-Windows file systems (FAT, NTFS) don't support POSIX-style symlinks. There
is some hack that *sort of* implements *something like* a symlink, but it is
not really the same.

>
> From: Pavel Lyalyakin <pavel.lyalyakin_at_visualsvn.com>
> Sent: 1 November, 2018 17:49
> To: Bengt Nilsson <bengt.nilsson.external_at_veoneer.com>
> Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Symlinks on Windows
>
> Hello,
>
> On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 6:39 PM, Bengt Nilsson <bengt.nilsson.external_at_veoneer.com<mailto:bengt.nilsson.external_at_veoneer.com>> wrote:
> Hi!
> We have a SVN-server running on Windows and there we get problem with symlinks.
> If we put up a SVN-server on a Linux-server would that work better with the symlinks although the clients (TortoiseSVN) are on Windows?
> Or do we have to have clients on Linux as well?
>
> Please, see SVNBook | Versioning Symbolic Links<http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.8/svn.tour.cycle.html> (scroll down to the "Versioning Symbolic Links" section). Is this what you are asking about?
>
> If the answer is "yes", then the platform where the SVN server runs does not matter. You need the clients to be on Linux, but the server can be on Windows.
>
> --
> With best regards,
> Pavel Lyalyakin
> VisualSVN Team
>
>

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