odd behavior of symlinks on Win XP SP2

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Mon Jan 17 17:32:00 GMT 2005


On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 08:25:26AM -0800, Jeff.Hodges@KingsMountain.com wrote:
>> I'm glad that you're talking about "us" as a group.  Anybody interested
>> in tracking that down?
>
>I'm not in a position to hack code on this unfortunately, but I can offer to 
>test.
>
>I suspect it's important in the longer term to track this down because they 
>(MSFT) ~could~ make further changes down the road that break cygwin-created 
>symlinks altogether (from the windoze perspective), which'd more than just 
>"annoying".

No, Microsoft is not going to break things so that cygwin's symlinks no
longer operate.  Cygwin understands its own version of symlinks very well.

cgf

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