#1016 7-zip can not handle Windows symbolic links properly.

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nobody
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2016-01-20
2009-08-29
JackieKu
No

Windows Vista comes with symbolic links functionality, but 7z always read them as zero-length files. It should either follow the links or store the links as is, but I think in Windows platform following the links is preferred.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_symbolic_link

Discussion

  • Lifeboat Foundation

    If 7z could at least recommend some other command line program to create an archive with correct symbolic links that 7z could then zip up, this would be appreciated.

    And my preference is to store the links as is.

     
  • ruvim

    ruvim - 2012-11-05

    Also 7zip should distinguish symbolic links and directory junctions.

     
  • ruvim

    ruvim - 2012-11-05

    There should be three options for symlinks: store it as link, store the target (as ordinal file or directory), ignore (skip).
    The same options should be available separately for directory junctions (mount points).

     
  • UncleSam

    UncleSam - 2014-01-06

    I think this is a must have feature push

     
  • Serge

    Serge - 2015-06-03

    any update on this?

     
  • Patrix87

    Patrix87 - 2016-01-20

    It was fixed.

    I'm looking for a way to NOT copy symbolic links now...

     

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