[lug] sym link via patch

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Thu Apr 19 00:14:51 MDT 2001

Would CVS keep the links properly in binary mode and then be able to
provide a `cvs diff`?  Just a thought, didn't try it.

On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 06:45:20PM -0600, D. Stimits wrote:
> I'm trying to find out if there is a way to run a diff between two
> directory trees to create a patch, but such that symbolic links are
> preserved. For example:
> newest_version/hard_link.h
> newest_version/sym_link.h (points at hard_link.h)
> older_version/hard_link.h
> My goal is a recursive diff such as:
> diff -c -r -N oldest_version newest_version > some.patch
> The problem I'm running into is that the sym link file, after running
> patch to update an old tree, will be added as a hard link rather than a
> sym link. Does anyone here know if it is possible to preserve sym links
> with a patch?
> D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
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