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Re: Symbolic links not backwards-compatible
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers)" <lhall at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-developers at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 11:52:13 -0400
- Subject: Re: Symbolic links not backwards-compatible
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On 10/09/2009 10:31 AM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
I seem to remember some improvements about soft links were announced
recently, but I only noticed right now that those are not
A link created on cygwin 1.7 and read on cygwin 1.5 will be reproduced
as a sequence of UTF-16 bytes, starting with a BOM, and usually
terminating soon because every second byte is zero, so it doesn't work.
That's actually forward-compatibility (a Cygwin 1.7 feature not working in 1.5),
I expect we had the same "breakage" when we switched from the "old-style"
file symlinks to the "new style" Windows shortcuts as well. Then, as now, I
think the answer is, if you need this forward-compatibility, you'll need to use
the Windows shortcut style of symlinks (winsylinks).
This seems like cygwin list fodder to me.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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