[PATCH] Add ability to use NTFS native directory symlinks without admin rights on XP and later

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Oct 21 18:48:00 GMT 2015

Hi Evgeny,

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On Sep 23 18:23, Evgeny Grin wrote:
> This patch will add ability to create directory junction which are
> supported from Windows 2000 and not require any special rights (unlike
> file/directory symbolic links).
> New three modes for symbolic links creation added: "safenative",
> "safenativestrict" and "safenativeonly". First two allow fallback to
> "native" and "nativesctrict",

I'm not opposed to add functionality to create directory junctions
as symlinks, but I am opposed to adding lots of even more confusing
settings to the CYGWIN=winsymlinks option.

I'm ok to fallback from native symlink to dir junction in both
winsymlinks:native and nativestrict modes.  We could even always use dir
junctions for dirs in the first place and only try to create a symlink
if that fails.  The difference is negligible from a user perspective


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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