Want to map symbolic links as Windows Shortcuts
sgifford at tir.com
Mon Apr 23 20:22:17 GMT 2001
"MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1)" <don_mccall at hp.com> writes:
> I don't THINK you would want Windows to treat UNIX symbolic links as
> if they were 'shortcuts. If you WERE able to, Windows would
> probably throw up, because it would expect to get a LOT more
> information from that 'shortcut' than is actually there; evidence
> the properties that you can access by 'rightclicking' on a REAL
> windows shortcut file....
There are some other reasons you may not want Windows/Samba to do
this. It's possible for symlinks on the Unix side to point to files
outside of the shared part of the filesystem; Samba will resolve
these, and serve up the appropriate file or directory. It's also
possible for Windows shortcuts stored on a Samba share to point to a
local file on the user's hard drive.
Both of these would be very tricky to deal with automatically.
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