utility to update existing cygwin symlinks to native format? (was Re: native symlink)

James Gregurich bayoubengal@mac.com
Mon Apr 29 23:49:00 GMT 2013

On Apr 29, 2013, at 4:45 PM, "Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers)"  wrote:

> On 4/29/2013 6:04 PM, James Gregurich wrote:
>> I have not gotten a response to this question yet. I'd like to get into
>> a  position to roll this version of cygwin out so that we can use it daily and
>> look for glitches, but I do need the ability to upgrade existing symlinks
>> before that is feasible. Is there an answer to my question?
> You'll have to wait until Corinna returns from vacation at least for the
> answer to whether or not this has been done already.  I can't say if
> you've inspired Corinna (or someone else) to implement this for you.
> If not, you may have to create your own utility for this part.
> -- 
> Larry

ok. thanks for the info

The utility that I wrote for myself depends upon an exposed API function in path.cc since all the logic to handle the internal format of the cygwin symlink file is contained in path.cc. I could easily write one for myself if such a function were exposed as a public API. I'd just need the specs to use the call.


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