Symbolic links not backwards-compatible

Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers)
Fri Oct 9 16:00:00 GMT 2009

On 10/09/2009 11:52 AM, Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers) wrote:
> That's actually forward-compatibility (a Cygwin 1.7 feature not working
> in 1.5), I expect we had the same "breakage" when we switched from the
> "old-style" file symlinks to the "new style" Windows shortcuts as well. Then,
> as now, I think the answer is, if you need this forward-compatibility, you'll
> need to use the Windows shortcut style of symlinks (winsylinks).
the previous style of symlink which now is the

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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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