This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: Utility to dereference Windows shortcuts?

On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Rob 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
> > mkshortcut).
> > Igor
> I'm working on this.  The functionality is pretty much done and working, in
> addition to cygutils integration.  Now I just have to make it presentable.
> This will either be done in a couple days, or in a couple of weeks (getting
> married this weekend).
> If you want something basic that you can use in the meanwhile, I can post a
> binary somewhere.
> Rob Siklos.


Better post the source when it's ready... ;-)  Until then, I believe
people can make do with rudimentary tools, such as the "Shortcut
Properties" feature of Windows Explorer.
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

"I have since come to realize that being between your mentor and his route
to the bathroom is a major career booster."  -- Patrick Naughton

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]