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

James Gregurich bayoubengal@mac.com
Tue Apr 30 00:34:00 GMT 2013


On Apr 29, 2013, at 5:25 PM, Christopher Faylor  wrote:

> 
> If you're asking "Did Corinna write a utility to do this?" the answer
> is extremely likely to be "No" since she would have mentioned it if
> she had.
> 
> If you're asking "Will Corinna write a utility to do this?" I suspect
> that the answer is likely also "No".
> 
> cgf

Unfortunately, the utility is a necessity for practical use of the native symlink feature.  I'm not opposed to writing it if I can get the necessary public function exposed in path.cc.  I suppose the discussion can be tabled until she gets back. At a bare minimum, I'd need a function that returns the format of the symlink in question. With such a function, I could just delete the link and recreate it if the format is not native.

-James





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