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From Thorsten Schöning <>
Subject Re: symlinks in Windows
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2011 06:29:19 GMT
Guten Tag David Player,
am Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2011 um 21:02 schrieben Sie:

> My company uses symlinks with svn quite a bit, but the symlinks are
> always broken in Windows. This has been the case since svn 1.1 or
> 1.2. Links have been supported in Windows since 2000, and improved
> in Vista in early 2007. The mklink utility has been included since Vista.

The  problem  is  that  symlinks  are  the improved changes in Vista+,
Windows  2000+  just supported hardlinks and Junctions to directories.
I  found  hardlinks  to  be very sensitive in daily life, because they
often  seem  to  get broken during development with Eclipse, resolving
conflicts  using  TortoiseSVN  etc.  In  my  mind  the  only practical
solution  would really be symlinks, meaning they can only be supported
on    clients    running    Vista+.   Only  using   symlinks  would be
consistent  across    different    platforms,   because  they  support
linking to files and directories on NTFS like on other file systems.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Thorsten Schöning

Thorsten Schöning
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