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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support


From: Raymond Zeitler
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 17:49:06 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

address@hidden (David Masterson) writes:

> >>>>> Eli Zaretskii writes:

[...]

> > You seem to assume that the shortcut's contents is static and, once
> > recorded in the shortcut, never changes.  But that's not true: the
> > shortcut's target and other attributes can change outside Emacs's
> > control, in which case the info Emacs holds will be stale.
> 
> If you're editting the shortcut file, then this might be an issue (in
> the same sense as any other file being changed under you).  If you're
> simply reading thru the shortcut to the referred file, then, after the
> resolution, who cares?
> 

[...]

One thing I've noticed about shortcuts to documents is that when you
open the target using the shortcut, and then save the document, the
Last Modified date on /both/ the shortcut /and/ the target are
touched.  However, if you open and save the target without using the
shortcut, only the date on the target is touched.  So in order to
mimic this behavior, Emacs would need to touch the shortcut used to
visit a file if that file's buffer were modified and then saved back
to that file.



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