symbolic linls

David Macek
Fri Aug 5 14:15:00 GMT 2016

On 5. 8. 2016 13:24, Franz Fehringer wrote:
> Dear Cygwin community,
> As i understand Cygwin will soon no longer support Windows XP resp.
> 2003. This means that only Windows versions with native symbolic link
> functionality will be supported after that. Would it be possible to use
> only native symbolic links throughout esp. during setup.exe?

Short answer: No.

Long answer:

There are limitations to NTFS symlinks, other than OS support, that make them incompatible with POSIX symlinks. See <> and <> for more information.

David Macek

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