[sane-devel] Problems porting to cygwin
Thu, 6 Jun 2002 01:09:28 +0200 (CEST)
> could you explain this a little further for me
No problem. Links don't exist in Windows.
Why ? Because M$ wants to make dos/console mode
There are only shortcuts, stored as name.lnk, that
- an icon (or path to the icon)
- a path to the target
- a comment.
So the use of cygwin to simulate a link is :
- empty icon (this would be meaningless)
- empty path (this is not convenient as it is in
- store the unix path in the comment
-> possible because any text can be stored in that
place. don't remember how much the string can be long.
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