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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support


From: Kuno Woudt
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: 16 Oct 2001 14:10:28 +0200

address@hidden (Richard Stallman) writes:

> If "resolution" could entail diverse activities such as running a
> program or opening a text file, then Emacs has no such concept and
> that cannot fit into Emacs.
Most windows apps will not run a program in this way. e.g. the open
clicking on shortcut in the open-file dialog of Microsoft Word will in
most cases just open the file - even .exe's and such. The only
differences are shortcuts to a directory (just moves to that directory
in the open-file dialog) and URLs (get's downloaded to a temporary
location and then opened I think).

So, a shortcut to a directory isn't handled properly at all.
(if I have a shortcut c:\home.lnk which points to a directory
d:\user\home, I cannot just enter  c:\home\foo.doc  to get that
file. I have to explicitly open home.lnk to resolve it and be
`transported' to d:\user\home).

-- kuno.



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