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RE: Why do symlinks need to be system files
- From: "P. Brockill" <pbrockill at hotmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 22:08:09 +0000
- Subject: RE: Why do symlinks need to be system files
I've been having problems making CD-R's with symbolic links (the kind
made when nowinsymlinks is set) which function under cygwin.
I wanted to put symbolic links on a CD-R which cygwin could follow on any
machine. Then I could just toss in a CD, mount it under cygwin, and have
the whole lot there, symlinks and all.
However, it seems that (after posting to some groups) the system
attribute doesn't get set when a system file is burned on a CD-R - it just
becomes a "normal" file instead, and hence doesn't look like a symbolic
link anymore under cygwin.
Any suggestions on how to get around this would be greatly welcome,
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