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Re: problem with symbolic links across filesystems
- To: "ChadyS" <sgc at bighorn dot dr dot lucent dot com>, gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: problem with symbolic links across filesystems
- From: Larry Hall <lhall at rfk dot com>
- Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 09:09:57 -0400
At 09:39 AM 8/20/98 -0600, ChadyS wrote:
>I have recently started working with the b19.1 version of the cygwin32 tools,
>and I am very much interested in using the symbolic link capability. I have
>found a problem using symbolic links across filesystems.
>Here is the setup:
>ln -s d:/da/db c:/ca/cb
>If you are in /ca, you can cd to cb without problems.
>You can't, however, cd to /ca/cb. The problem is realpath shows the following
>path for /ca/cb: /ca/d:/da/db
>Does anyone have any suggestions?
>Thanks in advance,
Use mounts for c: and d: and then use those UNIX-style paths when mounting.
You won't get the "<drive>:" cruft in the resulting resolution of the link,
which is what you see now and is the cause of your problem.
Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
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