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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:15:12 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: makefile, build (cygwin)

On 22 Mar, 2013, at 18:45 , "jfoug" <> wrote:
> One note, changes like this would only build useable exe files, that run using the cygwin shell.  The symlinks would not work properly under a plain Win32 cmd.   However, the unix symlink model is far from correct on win32 as it is. There are some environmental, and stdin/stdout strangeness from using the symlink.c method.   I personally copy john.exe to whatever name I need (such as copy john.exe unique.exe).  If done that way, all of the strange behaviors go away.

Does "ln -s" not produce absolutely normal symlinks? IIRC Windows and NTFS has handled symlinks and hard links ever since the first NT version 20 years ago. I thought the only thing missing in the Windows world was userland tools.


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