When viewing files in windows 7 that are symbolically linked the buffer cuts the file at 2^16 bytes of information.
- Create or find a text-file that has content of more than 65536 bytes of data.
- Link that file to a different place in your filesystem
> set dest_folder=%HOMEPATH%\temp1\
> set src_folder=%HOMEPATH%\temp2\
- Open the linked file in emacs.
- Go to the last point in the buffer containing the file.
- Observe the position of POINT (M-x = )
- Do the same with the original file and observe the position of POINT at the end of buffer.
The position of point in the linked buffer is 65536 while the point is higher when opening the non-linked file.
I.e. the whole file is not visible in the buffer for the linked file
The position of point is the same in both buffers.