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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Charles Wilson" <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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Subject: Re: symlinks
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 15:37:48 +1100
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Wilson" <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
To: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
Cc: <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: symlinks


> Robert Collins wrote:
>
> > When extracting tarballs, should setup create 'native' symlinks or
magic
> > cookie symlinks?
>
>
> I thought the magic cookie (!<symlink>target) symlinks were
deprecated.
> Currently, "ln -s" makes "special" .lnk shortcuts; I think setup
should do
> the same -- there should be no difference between the following
scenarios:

This is why I'm asking - I thought that there was a cygwin option to
turn off .lnk file creation. If that option exists, then should setup
honour it?

Rob

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