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Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 19:50:33 +0200
From: Corinna Vinschen <vinschen AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: 'native' symlinks for 2K+
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On Sat, Jul 27, 2002 at 01:06:35AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> test.bat is a reparse to cygwin.bat (XP Pro). The MSDN doco says nothing
> about reparses being prevented from linking to files. Maybe that was a
> Beta 3 thing?

Hmm, I think I just remembered wrong.  I've just tested it by myself
and it's not a problem.

What is annoying is that a reparse point is always of the same
type as the destination, so a `ln -s dir dir2' must create dir2 as a
directory and hook up the reparse point data to it, while a 
`ln -s file file2' must create file2 as a file.  This even changes
the commands needed to remove the link, DeleteFile() in one case,
RemoveDirectory() in the other case.  But that's solvable, of course.


> Do the above points alter this interest?

...did you try to create a reparse point to a file on another drive?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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