[PATCH 0/3] Add more winsymlinks values

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Jul 21 08:19:15 GMT 2021

On Jul 19 17:31, Jon Turney wrote:
> I'm not sure this is the best idea, since it adds more configurations that
> aren't going to get tested often, but the idea is that this would enable
> proper and consistent control of the symlink type used from setup, as
> discussed in [1].
> [1] https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin-apps/2021-May/041327.html

Why isn't it sufficient to use 'winsymlinks:native' from setup?

The way we express symlinks shouldn't be a user choice, really.  The
winsymlinks thingy was only ever introduced in a desperate attempt to
improve access to symlinks from native tools, and I still don't see a
way around that.  But either way, what's the advantage in allowing the
user complete control over the type, even if the type is only useful in


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