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Broken symlinks after rsync
- From: Leo Alekseyev <dnquark at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:40:56 -0400
- Subject: Broken symlinks after rsync
I recently tried to transfer the cygwin directory from one machine to
another by rsyncing the source to an external drive, and rsyncing
again from external drive to the destination. As a result, all my
symlinks got corrupted -- they are now Unicode files with the path
text. In particular, if I examine the contents of a valid and an
invalid symlink files in Emacs, they appeare identical
(!<symlink>\377\376 followed by the unicode path string). However, one
works with cygwin on the new machine, and the other doesn't.
Both machines are running Cygwin 1.7.
Any thoughts on whether this can be fixed without a complete reinstall
/ recreation of every link?
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