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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support


From: Steve Kemp
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: 11 Oct 2001 07:11:16 -0700

address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) wrote :

> The shortcuts do indeed end in `.lnk', but the crucial detail you are
> missing is that they are not _referenced_ with that extension
> explicitly mentioned.  It's like program invocation: you type "foo
> RET", but expect `foo.exe' to be invoked.

  I don't believe this is the case at all.  When shortcuts are used in
 windows, they are treated as fully qualified names by everything.
 
> So I think any of the Emacs mechanisms which are based on file-name
> patterns will not be able to handle this.

  I'm beginning to take your point on this, its unfortunate that there
 doesn't seem to be a simpler solution than changing lots of code.

Steve
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