Minor annoyance : symbolic links and Windows shortcuts

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Sep 23 14:21:00 GMT 2003

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 04:01:28PM +0200, jurgen.defurne@philips.com wrote:
> Hello, Corinna,
> Symlinks form the installation are created as ordinary
> files, ie. instead of eg.

Uh, I see.  Setup doesn't create symlinks as shortcuts.  It still uses
the old system file method to create symlinks.  The system bit must be
mapped by samba to get this right.  If you're interested to get it
working, see `man smb.conf' on your Linux box and search for "map system".


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