native symlink

Charles Wilson
Mon May 13 20:54:00 GMT 2013

On 5/13/2013 11:39 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On May 13 11:12, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> Well, if the he wants to convert to a *native* link, then he'd use
>> winln(1) from cygutils rather than ln(1).
> Why?  What speaks against
>    #!/bin/bash
>    tgt=$(readlink "$1")
>    rm "$1" && CYGWIN=winsymlinks:native ln -s "${tgt}" "$1"

Oh, I forgot about the CYGWIN setting; I thought that the cygwin 
"support" for native windows symlinks was just that it could now read 
them and understand what they were (instead of being fooled 
transparently by the underlying filesystem) -- and that Daniel's winln 
program, contributed to cygutils, was the way to create them from user 

Now that I engaged the brain, that really doesn't make much sense, does it?

Right, 'CYGWIN=winsymlinks:native ln -s' would work fine. Sorry for the 


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