Added some interesting functionality to my cygwin sandbox

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jul 2 17:44:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 01:36:05PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 07:31:35PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >That wouldn't happen if the implementation is correct.  Keep in mind that
> >symlink target paths are *always* POSIX paths.  Now we're changing that
> >by just keeping a DOS path as target.  Since we know that it's a path
> >from a symlink, we can savely assume that the path was originally created
> >from the corresponding cygdrive path.  So, the next step when reading that
> >symlink is, revert the DOS path to a cygdrive path.  From now on, the
> >usual binmode/textmode option of that /cygdrive path applies.
> I think there is a disconnect here.  We aren't (or at least I'm not)
> talking about making all symlinks use only windows paths.

All?  No, only symlinks referring a /cygdrive target.  That's what
I'm talking about.  If the only targets in question would be Windows
special directories, the mount table would have been ok from the
beginning.  The argument that I don't like that isn't a really good
argument then.


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