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Re: Samba on Cygwin: symlinks on Windows
- From: Michael Hoffman <grouse at mail dot utexas dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 11:13:22 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
- Subject: Re: Samba on Cygwin: symlinks on Windows
On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 02:46:43PM +0100, Bori Attila wrote:
> > Well, I know of at least one worthwile advantage of a Samba port on Windows.
> > Suppose this:
> > - you have Cygwin installed to the root of a Windows drive (D:)
> > - you share "/" with Samba, and mount it in Windows, as, say, S:.
> > - do a "ln -s X Y" and presto: you have a symlink to X on your Windows box!
> > You see it as a Windows .lnk on D:, but it looks like a symlink on S:!
> I don't get it. You already have symlinks in Cygwin so what's the
> actual advantage in this situation?!?
If I understand this, I think the idea is that symlinks on S: would appear
as regular folders to non-Cygwin applications, like Windows Explorer.
Michael Hoffman <email@example.com>
The University of Texas at Austin
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