[Ping Python maintainer]: enhancement request
Tue May 1 19:24:00 GMT 2007
Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> What about this "winsymlinks" Cygwin environment variable? The
> description says "if set, Cygwin creates symlinks as Windows shortcuts
> with a special header and the R/O attribute set. If not set, Cygwin
> creates symlinks as plain files with a magic number, a path and the
> system attribute set. Defaults to set".
> So why don't the symlinks "work" under Windows (despite being "created
> as Windows shortcuts with a special header")??
They do work, in Explorer. Or in common dialogs, like file-open,
file-save-as, etc. But CMD.EXE doesn't know anything about Explorer
shortcuts, so it will never do the right thing.
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