64445Re: 'backupcopy' and Windows Vista symbolic links
- Mar 15, 2012David Pope wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 3:54:09 PM UTC-4, Craig Barkhouse wrote:A patch definitely helps. And a way to reproduce the problem.
> > The mch_is_linked() function in os_win32.c only checks if there is
> > more than one hard link (i.e. name) for the file. It doesn't check
> > if the file is a symbolic link. By contrast the Unix code does
> > check if the file is a symbolic link.
> > Sounds like a TODO item.
> Hello all, did this ever get turned into a TODO item? I've
> encountered this myself (I'm syncing all my vim configuration across
> machines using Dropbox, with symbolic links for .vim/, .vimrc, and
> I see in the latest Mercurial code that mch_is_linked() still only
> checks for hard links. If it's not already in someone's TODO bucket I
> can work on a fix. The APIs are straightforward in the versions of
> Windows that support symlinks; I suspect more of the work will be in
> figuring out how to get that support into vim without breaking binary
> compatibility on older systems. Would the maintainers be interested
> in seeing a patch for this?
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