Visible symlinks under Windows

Corinna Vinschen corinna at
Fri Feb 22 20:11:53 GMT 2008

On Feb 22 11:08, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 01:03:48PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > 
> > If that's considered too dangerous, what about utilizing the least
> > significant bit in the ctime member?  Timestamps are defined in 100ns
> > intervals.  The LSB could be set to 0 or 1 deliberately.  None of the
> > Win32 timestamp related functions know about the ctime
> No, don't think you can do that. Win32 apps will set a
> time and expect to read it back exactly. We can't play
> bit-twiddling games with times. That got us in trouble
> in the old DOS days.

Too bad.  Does anybody have another idea or are we just stuck without a
chance to recognize symlinks from NT user space?


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