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Re: NTFS Symlinks (reparse point) redux

On Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 02:55:29PM -0800, Linda Walsh wrote:
>Sorry to bring up and older topic, but I'm only beginning to explore Vista
>and run into some of its cra^h^h^hnew features.
>Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Oct 29 02:40, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>>> On 10/29/2009 01:26 AM, Neil Mowbray wrote:
>>>> On NTFS systems that support real symbolic links (eg those with Vista)
>>>> Will ln -s be chansed to support native symbolic links?
>>> No, not until, at least, native symbolic links don't require elevated
>>> privileges to  use.
>They don't have to..."sorta": Under the User-rights assignment plugin,
>where you assign what users/groups have what priviledges, you can
>'allow' USERS, or ALL ATHENTICATED USERS to have the priviledge.  Then
>it doesn't require them to be an Administrator to use.

No one said "Administrator".  Corinna said "elevated privileges".  You
can't expect that anyone who wants to use a symlink will be capable of
getting additional rights.


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