`CYGWIN=winsymlinks:nativestrict`, `ln -s target link` fails if target doesn't exist

Gene Pavlovsky gene.pavlovsky@gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 10:38:00 GMT 2016


On 5 October 2016 at 06:00, Rinrin <rinrin@imbrian.org> wrote:
> Hi Gene:
>   I made a patch for my private use.
>   First of all, you should setup `nativenocheck` in CYGWIN environment
> variable to enable this feature.
>   If the target does not exist, it will check the last digit of target
> path, for '/' it will create a <SYMLINKD> instead of <SYMLINK>

Hi Rinrin.
I'd like to try it out, is your patch included in mainline Cygwin?
If not, how can I get a version with that patch?
Thanks.
--Gene

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