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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] proposal: treat reparse files as regular files
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-02 21:43:41

On 3 Aug 2015 at 11:28, Gavin Lambert wrote:

> > Actually no - AFIO can only read the target for reparse points it
> > knows about.
> >
> > I committed a fix for this earlier today. It reports reparse points
> > symlinks. Everything else is reported normally.
> Granted I'm not familiar with AFIO's APIs,

There is a single page "cheat sheet" at

> but wouldn't it make the most
> sense to report other name surrogates as symlinks as well (via an "is
> this a symlink" or "get file type" method), but then if queried for the
> target of an unknown symlink type it will return/throw a "not supported"
> error?

I am not adverse to adding a "st_reparse_point" field to stat_t. This
would let client code do its own detection on Windows. Does this work
for you?


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