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From paul....@escalate.com
Subject ant 1.5 still following symlink on NT with followsymlinks set to false for javac and delete tasks
Date Fri, 26 Jul 2002 19:49:44 GMT

on NT, symlink can be created using junction.exe, as explained below.
However,
I don't want ant to traverse those symlinks as it gets into an infinite
loop.
does anyone know how to work around this problem?

thanks,


Paul

*	The Microsoft term for this feature is "reparse point" 
*	The command is called junction.exe 
*	Downloadable from
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/misc.shtml
*	Limitations: 
		- Works only on Win2k and NTFS5 or greater
		- Deals with absolute symlinks only - no relative symlinks
		- Doesn't work on network drives or FAT filesystems
*	The order of arguments is reversed from the UNIX ln command. The
syntax is: 
              junction.exe destination source 


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