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Re: gzip.exe as symlink breaks NTEmacs's jka-compr.el
Hard links don't exist on FAT file system volumes.
I may have missed something (please forgive me for not re-reading the
thread), but why is a non-Cygwin program (NTEmacs) relying on a Cygwin
tool? Surely it can be configured to use the correct one, right? If NTEmacs
doesn't include it's own gzip / gunzip, then editing a compressed file
wouldn't even be possible without Cygwin installed, so it seems incumbent
upon NTEmacs to deal with the challenges of doing so in their most generic
form. There is, for example, the "readlink" command that resolves a Cygwin
Mountain View, CA USA
At 08:30 2002-07-16, Matt Swift wrote:
I see that the Cygwin sources have been changed back to gunzip being a
What about a hard link? It seems to be the best of both worlds. No
more disk space and no problems with symlnks. I've tried it and it
works well so far.
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