[PATCH] fix unlink for Cygwin 1.5.25-15 -- unintended data loss with symbolic file links

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 15 22:29:00 GMT 2008

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 02:31:07PM -0700, Jason wrote:
>Please consider the patch below for inclusion in the Cygwin 1.5 branch which
>corrects the deletion of symbolic link file types (Vista file reparse
>The problem is that CreateFile will open the target and not the link.  See
>the MSDN page
>http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365682(VS.85).aspx#CreateFile for
>a more detailed description of Vista's symbolic link handling.

Sorry but we're not anticipating any new releases of Cygwin 1.5.x.


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