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Bryant Bernstein
Both windows and linux support links but both git and the git bash
seem to have a problem with them.

In my source, (originally on Linux) I have a link in my source
directory to a config file which I normally import into python.  This
allows me to have something.py pointing to config.txt .  config.txt
can be opened by an editor and something.py can be imported into a
python shell.

This worked in Linux alone and on windows  as both platforms support
links.  But if I use git to bring my code from linux to windows I end
up with a file that contains the path to the target file.

Then I went to try to see what git bash would do with a link.

I created a file and a link to it using ln -s
This created a copy of the file I wanted to link to.

What do you think?
Should this work better?

Bryant Bernstein
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Re: possible problem / bug

Johannes Schindelin
Hi Bryant,

On Thu, 5 May 2016, Bryant Bernstein wrote:

> Both windows and linux support links but both git and the git bash
> seem to have a problem with them.
>
> In my source, (originally on Linux) I have a link in my source
> directory to a config file which I normally import into python.  This
> allows me to have something.py pointing to config.txt .  config.txt
> can be opened by an editor and something.py can be imported into a
> python shell.
>
> This worked in Linux alone and on windows  as both platforms support
> links.  But if I use git to bring my code from linux to windows I end
> up with a file that contains the path to the target file.
>
> Then I went to try to see what git bash would do with a link.
>
> I created a file and a link to it using ln -s
> This created a copy of the file I wanted to link to.
>
> What do you think?
> Should this work better?

See https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/wiki/Symbolic-Links

Ciao,
Johannes
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