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Re: Utility to dereference Windows shortcuts?

On Mon, 11 Aug 2003, Tom Cyglist wrote:

> I understand that Windows shortcuts and symlinks are different and the
> reasons why they are different. However, I want to be able to process
> files pointed to by Windows shortcuts using Cygwin utilities. In order
> to be able to do this, I need a utility that will take a Windows
> shortcut name, xxx.lnk, and return either a Cygwin (preferred) or
> Windows path to the target of the shortcut. I could then do something
> like:
> cyg_utility `shortcut_deref win_shortcut.lnk`
> Does this utility exist? If not, does anyone have sufficient information
> on the Windows shortcut structure to allow me to write one?
> Thanks.

Take a look at the source of mkshortcut in the cygutils package.  If you
do write a "readshortcut" program, please consider submitting it to Chuck
Wilson for inclusion into the cygutils package (as a complement to
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