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Subject: Re: [boost] Win10 now allows symlink creation without elevated privileges
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-14 12:46:58

On 5/14/2017 7:47 AM, Pavel Kretov via Boost wrote:
>> [...] Windows 10 allows normal users to create symlinks if the machine
>> is put into Developer mode
> At least you don't have to be a Microsoft Certified Symlink Creator to
> use this feature. But does Boost use symlinks for anything in its
> source tree?

Boost uses symlinks, when available, to create its 'boost' subdirectory
in the source tree. That's what running 'b2 headers' from the Boost root
is all about, although I believe this latter is now done automatically
when using b2.

> I think
> it's the Cygwin project who are going to be especially (un)happy about this
> Windows update.
> —— Pavel K.

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