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Re: Use the native Symlinks.

OK, shortcuts do store a path, plus a lot of other garbage.  I don't see
why they couldn't represent symbolic links.  Windows seems to identify
them by the ".lnk" suffix.  But what are the win32 API calls to create
and read a shortcut?

You wouldn't need to modify LN.EXE since it invokes symlink() from
cygwinb19.dll.  Perhaps symlink behavior could be controlled by an
environment variable.

Henry J. Cobb wrote:
> Why add the concepts of hard and soft links to an operating system that
> already
> has soft links? (And that's all you need really, if you drop the flawed
> concept that
> the "operating environment" can hide the true line end markers.)
> What symbolic links on eNp-Ty?  They're called shortcuts here.
> Simply tune the DLL to parse whatever.lnk files and treat them the same
> as Posixstan
> symbolic links and change the LN.EXE program to create shortcuts.
> The result is a "filesystem tree" that's browsable from both the GNU and
> eNp-Ty sides.

Jeff Sturm
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