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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: 13 Oct 2001 10:19:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.107

address@hidden (David Masterson) writes:

> > That doesn't appear to be the only use on Windows.  You can have a
> > shortcut to a text file (for instance).  When clicked on, it will
> > "Open" the text file (ie. invoke the editor [Notepad] on it).  A
> > shortcut has a "Target type" that tells Windows what to do with the
> > referenced file.  So, the two basic target types seem to be
> > "Application" and "Text file"

The basic target types for shortcuts I am aware of are:

   "Application", which can include extra information such as command
   line arguments, default working directory, console window
   properties if it is a console application, and can accept further
   command line arguments through drag and drop.

   "Data file", which acts as you describe above, but is not limited
   to text files.

   "File folder", which doesn't really need to be different than data
   file, since the default action for folders is invoked the same way
   as for data files. But apparently an extra bit is set for these, so
   they must be handled slightly differently.

   "Network drive"


   Probably more for printers, control panels and other special cases.

I think the most useful ones to support in Emacs would be the "data
file" and "file folder" types, which are vaguely similar to
soft-links, and maybe "URL" for w3, ange-ftp etc.

Jason Rumney

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