139883Re: [Bulk] Re: Missing drive indicator, alien '=', missing ':' (gVim on Windows)
- Nov 11, 2013On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM, Nikolay Pavlov <zyx.vim@...> wrote:
>Thanks for the corrections, I was hoping that by exposing my
> Two hardlinks are one inode. Two hardlinks are two directory entries
> pointing to the same inode.
> Soft links are just files with special attribute that contain path to
> another file. Two soft links are two different inodes, but nobody is
> pointing to any blocks. Soft link is pointing to a path, not blocks.
>> > I assume the same situation (multiple buffers for the same file opened
>> > via links) is present on unix too.
>> I think so (someone else care to verify?). Compare junctions to the
>> Windows "shortcut" concept which is literally just a redirect that an
>> application may choose to follow to the actual path. If Vim supported
>> Windows "shortcuts", I would guess its behavior would match what you
>> had expected with junctions. But with junctions, the application (Vim)
>> has no knowledge of the fact that two paths happen to share the same
>> blocks on the filesystem.
> Soft links/junctions are supported by C file manipulation functions. *.lnk
> files are not. Application may open soft link as if it was not a soft link,
> but it must pass a special flag then.
ignorance, someone would enlighten me :)
Justin M. Keyes
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