converting svn repos with symbolic links

Benoit Boissinot bboissin at
Mon Nov 27 16:07:27 CST 2006

On 11/27/06, Faheem Mitha <faheem at> wrote:
> 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?

If verify doesn't complain, that's ok I think.


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