Creating a file within Cygwin with setting SYSTEM attribute

Christopher Faylor
Sun Aug 29 08:34:00 GMT 2010

On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 08:50:46PM -0400, Paul McFerrin wrote:
>I have access to cpio sources that I would like to add support for 
>copying/creating Cygwin's symbolic links.  At present, any files I 
>create would be as regular files.  Any hints as how I would set this 
>attribute so I could create these symbolic links.  Does setting _IFLNK 
>in the mode automatically perform setting SYSTEM attribute?

If Cygwin's cpio didn't create symbolic links then there would be
something seriously wrong with it.  As it turns out, it *does* work as
expected so, if you're not seeing the correct behavior, then you're
probably not running using the Cygwin version of cpio.


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