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 
>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 

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.


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