vboxsharedfs - Too many levels of symbolic links

Takashi Yano takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp
Mon Dec 6 08:04:13 GMT 2021

On Mon, 6 Dec 2021 12:31:35 +0900
Takashi Yano wrote:
> cygwin symbolic link seems to work only in NTFS file system.

This is not right. cygwin symlink needs 'SYSTEM' attribute.
So it does not work in file system which does not support
that attributes. Windows file system, such as NTFS, FAT,
supports it.

> If shared folder is in linux file system, cygwin symbolic link
> does not work.

Basically, linux file system does not support 'SYSTEM'
attribute, but samba support it using extended attributes
if 'store dos attributes' is set to 'yes' (by default since
samba 4.9).

Takashi Yano <takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp>

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