[RFD]: Using a new feature of Win2K for symlinks

Parker, Ron rdparker@butlermfg.com
Thu Jun 8 16:10:00 GMT 2000

> > > - The IO_REPARSE_TAG_SYMBOLIC_LINK is nice but completely useless
> > >   at the moment or on a base W2K system (I don't know exactly).
> > 
> I have checked that out last weekend. We would be able to use
> that as another method for implementing symlinks to regular files.
> Would be no problem but would have no sense, too, because that
> symlinks would be only visible for Cygwin apps. And we already
> have a solution for non transparent symlinks...

The only sense there would be in using it is that on Windows 2000 our
symlinks would interoperate with non-cygwin Windows applications.  However
this falls victim to the doesn't look like a symlink across a network share
I mentioned before.

Really, I am not trying to create a firestorm of email. :^)
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