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Re: [avr-gcc-list] Cygwin NTFS hard links?

From: Daniel O'Connor
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Cygwin NTFS hard links?
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 13:10:32 +1030
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On Tue, 3 Jan 2006 12:40, Mike Young wrote:
> Maybe not the best place to ask this, but... My periodic root-kit scan
> flags two files that I know are very likely hard linked via Cygwin as file
> system discrepancies. I'm not concerned; just curious as to how it's done.
> Actually, come to think of it, Cygwin itself must implement a filesystem
> layer to work with these hard links, which makes it a potential security
> hole. For now, though, I'm satisfied that the links are legit
> (arm-elf-c++.exe and arm-elf-gcc-3.40.0-macraigor1). How careful should I
> be about Cygwin installations?

NTFS supports hardlinks natively.
You can download a tool from MS to make them (or it comes with Windows.. I 

It doesn't support symlinks though AFAIK.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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