xffm, samba, cygwin

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Wed Sep 22 08:47:03 CEST 2004

On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 08:09:13PM -0500, edscott wilson garcia wrote:
> > Also, somebody mentioned on IRC that xffm installs itself numerous times 
> > with a bunch of hardlinks. I assume that xffm acts as a wrapper around a 
> > lot of functionality. Can you please elaborate why it is using hardlinks 
> > instead of symlinks? Under cygwin there are no true hardlinks, instead 
> > it just creates a copy of the file, which would be a waste of space. 
> > symlinks however should work.
> Originally it was using symlinks. Jasper changed them to hard links for
> several good reasons which I can't remember at the moment. Since
> hardlinks are unavailable under cygwin, softlinks should be used for
> windows instead.

It wasn't me. *plays song with same title by Shaggy*

Seriously, I think I would remember.

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