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Re: Howto get Cygwin<->Linux interoperability on NTFS filesystems (symbolic links issue)

Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin <at>> writes:

> On Aug 26 21:59, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >   It would be no big problem to support Interix
> > symlink R/O support as well.  After all this time without Interix
> > symlink support, I don't think it's such a pressing problem, though.
> > I'll add it to my TODO list for the time after 1.7.1 has been released.
> Never mind.  It was easier than I anticipated.  I checked in a patch to
> support reading Interix symlinks.  However, this only works as expected
> for relative symlinks, since absolute paths in Interix are different
> from absolute paths in Cygwin due to the different layout of the
> filesystem tree.
> Corinna

Thanks for your prompt response.

Are there any obstacles to get 3. option (interix) R/W? Obviously, it would have
to be marked somehow (mentioned CYGWIN?), and a global switch is just desired.
Otherwise switching from Cygwin to Linux would still be painful - if possible
I'd want to forget about all-these "converters", even if invented by me in my
original mail ;) 


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