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Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 18:07:23 -0800 (PST)
From: Joshua Franklin <joshuadfranklin AT yahoo DOT com>
Subject: Re: cygpath patch
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--- Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu> wrote:
> Joshua Franklin wrote:
> > --- Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu> wrote:
> > 
> >>Sounds like a great idea to me.  Note however,
> than
> >>symbolic links are 
> >>implemented using windows shortcuts, so:
> >>
> >>ln -s foo.html `cygpatch -P`/foo_help.html
> >>
> >>will do what you want.
> >>
> > 
> > Huh? That was my example. Except with the desktop
> > directory, and I used $(...) instead of `...`
> Fine fine fine.  The point of my example was really
> unrelated to the 
> cygpath command itself.  You were talking about
> grabbing code from 
> setup.exe to assist in create a shortcut, or
> something -- I dunno 
> exactly 'cause I've deleted the message.
> My point was merely that you DON'T need to worry
> about that.  Just use 
> the 'ln -s' command -- because symbolic links ==
> windows shortcuts.
> --Chuck

Ah. But what if you want to link to:
rxvt.exe -rv -fn "FixedSys" -e /bin/bash --login -i
command.com /E:4096 /c bash.exe --login -i
from the working directory c:\cygwin\bin 

My point is, there are a lot more possible options
in W32 shortcuts that seem to be supported by the
setup.exe mklink2.c COM interface. 

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