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Re: links

On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 05:03:39AM -0400, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>>An explanation of why this ".lnk" ism came into being.
>>I, as I user do not think its justified, but somebody had the idea and
>>sold it, but apparently, we, users were not informed or asked about it.
>>I has also broke other programs that ran fine with, well symbolic
>>limks.  The kind we are used to and do not need ".lnk" extensions for.
>>What is the rationale for introducing this monster....  or is there a
>>good one.
>>Please let us all know.
>>P.s.  should not need all that nonsense below..  And sorry to say I am
>>not familiar with this r attribute, except as a read(r)permission.  Is
>>the group intentionally trying to be obtuse?
>OK, you've just posted to this group for the first time.  You're
>ignorant of some basic things about Cygwin and DOS.  Well, that's no
>sin; people will help you if you're polite.

Not the first message by a long shot:

>But you obviously haven't read the Cygwin documentation, or you would
>know the answers to some of your questions.  So now you're starting to
>irritate people.
>And what do you do next?  You insult the project co-leader-- a person
>who, unlike you, has earned considerable respect on this list-- and say
>that everything must be her/our fault!
>Congratulations, you have just alienated the entire community of people
>who might have helped you, in your very first post.  This is quite an
>accomplishment, I've only rarely seen it done.

...but that doesn't negate anything that was said above.  It's amazing
that a simple, helpful response from Corinna would cause that kind of
unfriendly response.


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