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From "Michael Osipov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (MDEP-437) Create symbolic links instead of physical copies
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:40:24 GMT


Michael Osipov closed MDEP-437.
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> Create symbolic links instead of physical copies
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MDEP-437
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Dependency Plugin
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: copy
>    Affects Versions: 2.8
>         Environment: JDK 7u51, Win 7 Pro SP1 (64 Bit)
>            Reporter: Markus Karg
>            Priority: Major
> When copying lots of resources, especially huge ones (e. g. we are dealing with two gigabytes
(!) split up into several 100 MB large binaries) it is tedious to wait until the copy task
has performed real physical copies...
> Since JRE 7 Java (which is public for years meanwhile) can deal with symbolic links,
it would be really cool if one could add a <symlink>true</symlink> configuration
option, so the plugin could simply go the fast lane and use symbolic links instead of physical
> For backwards compatibility unfortunately the default has to be "false". :-(

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