[PATCH 1/2] Treat Windows Store's "app execution aliases" as symbolic links

Hans-Bernhard Bröker HBBroeker@t-online.de
Wed Mar 24 18:55:49 GMT 2021

Am 23.03.2021 um 10:30 schrieb Corinna Vinschen via Cygwin-patches:
 > On Mar 22 22:54, Hans-Bernhard Bröker wrote:
 >> Am 22.03.2021 um 16:22 schrieb Johannes Schindelin:
 >>> One of those under-documented reparse point types is the WSL symbolic
 >>> link, which you will notice are supported in Cygwin, removing quite 
 >>> sway from your argument...
 >> I notice no such thing right now, running the currently available 
 >> version 3.1.7:
 >> stat: cannot stat '//wsl$/Debian/home/hbbro/link_to_a': Input/output 
 > What type of WSL symlink is that?

It's what WSL Debian creates when I 'ln -s' inside its own filesystem.

Windows' own "dir" command shows it as

22.03.2021  22:34    <JUNCTION>     link_to_a [...]

But it cannot do anything else with it.  Even fsutil doesn't work on 
that thing:

C:\prg\test>fsutil reparsePoint query \\wsl$\Debian\home\hbbro
Fehler:  Unzulässige Funktion.

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