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RE: Why do symlinks need to be system files
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "P. Brockill" <pbrockill at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 18:12:57 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: Why do symlinks need to be system files
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, P. Brockill wrote:
> 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,
Sure. Use new-style symlinks (i.e., shortcuts). They only need to be
read-only, IIRC. Make sure your CYGWIN variable doesn't contain
|\ _,,,---,,_ email@example.com
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
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