Support planned for vista symbolic links?

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Sun Jan 28 22:45:00 GMT 2007


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According to Shankar Unni on 1/28/2007 2:38 PM:
> 
> Anyway: is any support planned in cygwin and/or coreutils for this
> feature?  (specifically, supporting symlink(), S_ISLNK support in stat,
> etc.)

coreutils will do nothing special.  Either cygwin1.dll will add support
for them, or it won't, and coreutils will just follow along for the ride.
 After all, you don't want some, but not all, of your binaries to
understand these new links via special casing, so the best place to fix it
is in cygwin1.dll.  Oh, and the usual disclaimer about PTC and SHTDI.

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Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake             ebb9@byu.net
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