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From David Player <>
Subject RE: symlinks in Windows
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2011 19:50:31 GMT
Thank you for those links. I believe that some of the details mentioned on those pages are
wrong. The user does not need to be an administrator to use links. The user does require a
permission to use one form of directory and file linking, but not for the other form.

The real issue is that SVN doesn't store whether the target is a directory or file. That seems
solvable. I wish I had time to solve it myself.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Sperling []
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 12:31 PM
To: David Player
Cc: ''
Subject: Re: symlinks in Windows

On Wed, Jul 06, 2011 at 12:02:31PM -0700, David Player wrote:
> 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
> Is there a workaround for this issue? Has it been fixed recently?

Unfortunately it is not trivial to add support for NTFS junctions to Subversion.

and in particular this post indirectly linked from it:

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