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Hi, I encountered a problem after mapping a PC drive to my home dir under unix. I have created a bunches of symbolic links to certain dirs and tried to show them in window(XP) explorer, but symbolic links are not displayable. I can see other files/dirs without any problem. How can I fix it? thx...

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    Default how to show symbolic links in window environment?

    Hi,

    I encountered a problem after mapping a PC drive to my home dir under
    unix.
    I have created a bunches of symbolic links to certain dirs and tried to
    show them in window(XP) explorer, but symbolic links are not
    displayable. I can see other files/dirs without any problem. How can I
    fix it?
    thx

    wenmang@yahoo.com Guest

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    Default Re: how to show symbolic links in window environment?

    com wrote: 

    Does Windows have a concept of symbolic links? If not, how do you
    expect it to display them?

    Also, even if it did, what would you expect them to point to,
    considering that they contain paths which are very likely to be
    valid only on the Unix machine?

    - Logan
    Logan Guest

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    Default Re: how to show symbolic links in window environment?

    On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 00:53:42 GMT, Logan Shaw
    <rr.com> wrote:
     
    >
    >Does Windows have a concept of symbolic links? If not, how do you
    >expect it to display them?
    >
    >Also, even if it did, what would you expect them to point to,
    >considering that they contain paths which are very likely to be
    >valid only on the Unix machine?
    >
    > - Logan[/ref]
    ###################################
    The closest windows comes to symbolic link is what programs are used
    to open particular files. That's all I can see.
    donnie Guest

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    Default Re: how to show symbolic links in window environment?

    In article <com>,
    donnie <org> wrote: 
    [ snip ] 
    >###################################
    >The closest windows comes to symbolic link is what programs are used
    >to open particular files. That's all I can see.[/ref]

    I'd have said that Windows "shortcuts" were pretty close to symbolic
    links, while the "what programs are used to open particular files"
    thing would be closer to, what, the mailcap file? But I claim no
    particular expertise, or even familiarity, with Windows ....

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    blmblm@myrealbox.com Guest

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    Default Re: how to show symbolic links in window environment?

    In comp.unix.admin com <com>: 
     

    That's simple, install Linux/FreeBSD or alike and things will
    just work.

    Good luck

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    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: how to show symbolic links in window environment?

    Michael Heiming wrote:
     

    >
    > That's simple, install Linux/FreeBSD or alike and things will
    > just work.
    >
    > Good luck
    >[/ref]

    You simply can't show symbolic links under windows. If you want to have an
    access to every file on your unix partition in windows don't use symbolic
    links.
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    Cezary Morga
    Cezary Guest

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    Default Re: how to show symbolic links in window environment?

    Cezary Morga wrote: 
    >> That's simple, install Linux/FreeBSD or alike and things will
    >> just work.
    >>
    >> Good luck
    >>[/ref]
    >
    > You simply can't show symbolic links under windows. If you want to have an
    > access to every file on your unix partition in windows don't use symbolic
    > links.[/ref]

    Or do put "follow symlinks = yes" in smb.conf, if you're using Samba.
    However, you still won't be able to see the symlinks -- just things
    that they point to.

    - Logan
    Logan Guest

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