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Support planned for vista symbolic links?
- From: Shankar Unni <shankarunni at netscape dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 13:38:29 -0800
- Subject: Support planned for vista symbolic links?
This article from Mark "Sysinternals" Russinovitch discusses the new
"real" symbolic link feature in Vista ("real" in that it's classic
Unix-style, where the symlink is interpreted on the local OS, even for
links in mounted shares, and can refer to either a file or a directory):
The only catch he mentions is that you need a special privilege to
create these symlinks, and that privilege is only granted to
administrators by default. (Usual windows reason: to "protect" users
from tools that are not symbolic-link-aware)
Anyway: is any support planned in cygwin and/or coreutils for this
feature? (specifically, supporting symlink(), S_ISLNK support in stat,
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