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Re: bug: hard links to soft links do not work


I've looked at this some more, and I think I've figured out what it's
doing. The hard link is now a link to the *target* of the soft link
instead of a link to the soft link itself. This seems like a reasonable
compromis to me (since the whole soft link thing is a bit of a kludge
on windows, due to the .lnk suffix). Does it still do something
reasonable if the target is a link to a link?

Also, I think the warning message you get in Linux about non-portability
would also be a useful addition to the cygwin version of the ln program.

Well, that's my tuppence worth ...

/John Vincent.

I've checked in a patch.  What I've done isn't consistent with linux but
at least it does something sensible now:

  j:\tmp>touch x
  j:\tmp>ln -s x y
  j:\tmp>ln y z
  j:\tmp>ls -l ?
  -rw-rw-rw-    2 cgf      None            0 Aug  1 19:56 x
  lrwxrwxrwx    1 cgf      None           82 Aug  1 19:56 y -> x
  -rw-rw-rw-    2 cgf      None            0 Aug  1 19:56 z

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