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Re: link (corutils) 8.4-2: doesn't link

On Apr 12 15:15, Paul Bibbings wrote:
> In the past I have used corutils' link without any problem.  I can't
> recall when I last did use it successfully, but certainly prior to
> Cygwin 1.7.  At the moment, however, link is not actually linking, but
> appears rather to be creating a simple copy of the file linked to, as
> the following illustrates (on Windows Vista):
>    14:57:11 Paul Bibbings@JIJOU
>    /cygdrive/d/Downloads/link_test $cp /usr/bin/zoo.exe zoo.exe
>    14:57:37 Paul Bibbings@JIJOU
>    /cygdrive/d/Downloads/link_test $link zoo.exe zoo_link
>    14:57:54 Paul Bibbings@JIJOU
>    /cygdrive/d/Downloads/link_test $ls -l
>    total 128
>    -rwxr-xr-x+ 2 Paul Bibbings None 65024 Apr 12 14:57 zoo.exe
>    -rwxr-xr-x+ 2 Paul Bibbings None 65024 Apr 12 14:57 zoo_link.exe

Looks exactly as expected.  Notice the link count.  if you us `ls -li'
you will also see that both directory entries have the same inode number,
so they are referring to the same file.  What's your problem again?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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