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Re: [HACKERS] Tablespaces

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Claudio Natoli" <claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com>
Cc: "Greg Stark" <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>, <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"PostgreSQL Win32 port list" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Tablespaces
Date: 2004-03-03 13:46:44
Message-ID: 6BCB9D8A16AC4241919521715F4D8BCE34B390@algol.sollentuna.se (view raw or flat)
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> > > I just checked from the MinGW console and I see:
> > > [snip]
> > > It accepts ln -s, but does nothing with it.
> > 
> > And even if it had worked, it wouldn't really matter, since 
> we don't 
> > actually want to *run* the system under MinGW/msys, just build it.
> > 
> > I think the idea of implementing in symlinks for non-compliant 
> > platforms in md.c has some merit. FWIW, looks like that is 
> how cygwin 
> > implements symlinks...
> 
> Why can't we use MS Win32 shortcut files to simulate 
> symlinks?  MinGW doesn't do it, so I suppose it isn't possible.

Shortcut files are *only* a GUI feature. If you do a "dir" in the
filesystem they show up as a file. If you issue open() or similar on
them (for example, by doing "type" on the command prompt), you will get
the .lnk file, not the file it points to.


//Magnus

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