symlink support?

Matt Mackall mpm at
Thu Oct 6 23:33:28 CDT 2005

On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 04:32:50PM -0700, TK Soh wrote:
> --- Thomas Arendsen Hein <thomas at> wrote:
> > * Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at> [20050810 14:14]:
> > > AFAICT, mercurial just ignores symlinks?
> > 
> > It uses the files they point to.
> > 
> > > Are there plans to support archiving symlinks?
> > 
> > Yes, it is, but nothing is implemented here yet.
> Just wondering if work has been done on this. Also, until the feature is
> support, any way to workaround the symlink problem?

No, no progress. At the earliest, it will happen after rename and
after the 0.8 release.

Symlinks are a low priority, at least for me. They're handy, but you
can always do things like generate them in your Makefile. There are a
number of popular SCMs and even entire operating systems that get
along fine without them.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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