converting svn repos with symbolic links

Faheem Mitha faheem at
Mon Nov 27 15:23:28 CST 2006

On Mon, 27 Nov 2006, Benoit Boissinot wrote:

> On 11/27/06, Faheem Mitha <faheem at> wrote:
>> Furthermore, I know that mercurial does not support soft (symbolic) links.
>> However, does it support hard links, without any extra expenditure in
>> space? Ie. if I make a hard link to a file in a repository and then commit
>> the hard link, will hg recognise that it is a hard link to that file and
>> recreate that hard link in the checkout?
> No it won't do that, I don't think that the usual behaviour with
> hardlinks for any UNIX application either. Hardlinks are seen as two
> different files (and hg will break the hardlink when updating any of
> the links)

Ok, thanks. Do you think that removing the symbolic links as I described 
will cause any problems with the repository?


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