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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 19:16:15 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Steve Kemp)
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 11 Oct 2001 07:11:16 -0700
> 
> > 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.

Such a limitation would be too severe, I think, to the degree that it
would render the shortcut support almost useless.  Imagine that
someone told you that you can only have symlinks whose names end in
`.lnk'--would you be happy?  If we require that, it means that files
like `.emacs', `emacs.exe', `DOC', and `make.info' can never be
shortcuts/symlinks.



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