cd'ing to a shortcut
Alex P. Madarasz, Jr.
Tue Sep 22 19:41:00 GMT 1998
Michael Weiser wrote on 20 Sep 98, 17:55 :
> >> You simply cannot cd into Windows shortcuts because cygwin32 doesn't
> >> know about .lnk files and their magic.
> >It's too bad they're not so magical -- only the explorer shell knows
> >about them, not the file system. They're good as far as they go; the
> >problem is they don't go very far, not even in the Windows world.
> Jep, agreed. Real softlinks shouldn't be any problem on NTFS...
Actually, AFAIK only the POSIX layer of NT 4 exposes link features, and ?only
for hard links. NT 5 NTFS supports "reparse points", which sound like they
should have all the features needed for Unix-like links.
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