Re: Proposal for bug 73937 / symlinks in nautilus

On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 14:33, Alfons Hoogervorst wrote:
> Lo Ettore,
> On 13-01-03 (Mon) 17:26 -0500 Ettore Perazzoli <ettore ximian com>
> wrote:
> | > Syslinks are not windows shorcuts. They are entities in themselves
> | > and should be treated as such.
> | 
> | I can't see any difference between a Windows shortcut and a Unix
> | symlink; could you please elaborate?
> Think PIF file. Now transfer everything you know about PIF (minus the
> 386 protected mode stuff you were always scared of), wrap them in an OLE
> stream, and you have something that looks like a Windows shortcut.
> It's just a file with launch parameters, not unlike the launchers in KDE
> and GNOME. 

Technical implementation is mostly irrelevant here. What matters is that
shortcuts in Windows *to the user* work very much like symlinks.


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