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RE: Symbolic links with cvs

I looked at two of the other configurations, the CYGWIN environment
variable is not set at all. So they are all running default configs.

Thanks again,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Hall (Cygwin) []
> Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 7:07 PM
> To: Akshay Dua
> Subject: Re: Symbolic links with cvs
> Akshay Dua wrote:
> > Thanks so much for your reply.
> >
> > Is there a way to tell Cygwin to stop converting (or treating) .lnk
> > files as symlinks? The thing is my colleagues with the same version
> > Cygwin do not have this problem. In their case Cygwin treats the
> > file as a plain file rather than a symbolic link and hence does not
> > follow it. I wonder why this behavior exists on my machine.
> >
> > The only thing I can think of, is that I set and then unset
> > CYGWIN=ntsec. I don't know if that changed something. Before that I
> > whatever is enabled by default and in fact was not observing the
> > behavior even when I checked out .lnk files.
> >
> > The issue really is that since .lnk files are treated as symbolic
> > they appear as locally modified to CVS because in one case the links
> > followed (locally) and in the other case they aren't (in the
> > repository).
> >
> > Any suggestions on how I can get the old behavior back?
> You may want to check if your colleagues have "nowinsymlinks" set in
> CYGWIN environment variable
> <>.
> --
> Larry Hall                    
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