symbolic linls

Warren Young
Wed Aug 10 07:42:00 GMT 2016

On Aug 9, 2016, at 7:16 PM, Andrey Repin wrote:
>>> 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.
> There's limitations, yes. But what do you mean by "incompatibility” ?

I’d say “breaking every shell script that calls ln(1) just because it isn’t running as Administrator” would be an incompatible change, for one.

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