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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 symbolic link.

Randall Schulz
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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