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Problem with dereference option on Windows LNKs (shortcuts)
- From: Dan Mellem <dan dot mellem at pomona dot k12 dot ca dot us>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 17:13:41 -0700
- Subject: Problem with dereference option on Windows LNKs (shortcuts)
I have a folder that's full of shortcuts to other files (called
'shortcuts'). I'd like to interact with the original files instead of
the shortcut (.lnk) files. Basically, if the shortcut is created from
within CYGWIN (ln -s [whether CYGWIN=nowinsymlinks or winsymlinks]), the
$ cp -LR shortcuts/ shortcuts2/
will copy the original files (dereferencing the symbolic links).
However, if the shortcut was created in MS-Windows, all I get is a copy
of the shortcuts. The only difference between the MS LNKs and the Cygwin
ones that I see, besides file size/layout, is that all the shortcuts are
read-only. Doing an ATTRIB +R * in the directory didn't make a difference.
This problem isn't specific to 'cp.' E.g., 'less' will work on an 'ln'
shortcut but not a normal MS-Windows shortcut.
I'm using Cygwin v1.3.22 (Mar 18, 2003) on MS-Windows 2000.
Thanks for your help.
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