[Ping Python maintainer]: enhancement request

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
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.


Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/

More information about the Cygwin mailing list