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SubjectRe: vfat patch for shortcut display as symlinks for 2.4.18
Also sprach Francois Gouget:
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> > Francois Gouget writes:
> >
> > > This looks like a bad idea. The reason is that the VFAT driver is
> > > the wrong abstraction layer to support the '.lnk' files:
> > >
> > > * on Windows if you open("foo.lnk") you get the .lnk file, not
> > > the file
> > > it 'links' to. On Linux you would get the file it points to
> > > instead which is a different behavior.
> >
> > That's a common Windows app bug which exists exactly because
> > the Microsoft implementation is at the wrong abstraction layer.
> No it is not a 'Windows app bug' bug. It is you who are mistaken
> because you persist in believing that .lnk files are or are meant to
> be symbolic links. They are not.
> Unix has the exact equivalent to .lnk files. These are the '.dsektop'
> files used by KDE and Gnome (they even used to be called '.kdelnk'
> files in KDE 1).

These files *are not* Unix files in the sense that they have universally
understood or generally accepted semantics. They are artifacts of KDE and
GNOME and the window managers I use do not know how to interpret them,
except as plain vanilla text files.

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