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#1 Geoff Evans

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

Google searches seem to suggest that symbolic link support exists for *nix platforms.  Does windows symlink support exist in Perforce?  Trying to submit a changelist with a symlink results in:

open for read: <path to symlink>: Access is denied.

Submit aborted -- fix problems then use 'p4 submit -c ######'.
Some file(s) could not be transferred from client.

Symlink support would be awesome, and support in the OS for symlinks has been around for a few years now (since Vista).

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

This arrived in p4d/server 2011.1. I presume you're running an older version?

#284481 (Bugs #546, #2048, #8357, #13073) *
    Symbolic links are now supported on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and
    Windows Server 2008, using NTFS file systems, provided that the
    CreateSymbolicLink privilege has been granted, or that Perforce
    is running as Administrator for administrators with UAC enabled.
    If the target of the symbolic link does not exist, the symbolic
    link is created as a link to a file, not as a link to a directory.


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From: perforce-user-bounces@perforce.com [perforce-user-bounces@perforce.com] on behalf of Geoff Evans [perforce-user-forum@forums.perforce.com]
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 10:30 AM
To: perforce-user@perforce.com
Subject: [p4] Windows symlink support

Posted on behalf of forum user 'Geoff Evans'.

Google searches seem to suggest that symbolic link support exists for *nix
platforms. Does windows symlink support exist in Perforce? Trying to submit a
changelist with a symlink results in:

open for read: <path to symlink>: Access is denied.

Submit aborted -- fix problems then use 'p4 submit -c ######'.
Some file(s) could not be transferred from client.

Symlink support would be awesome, and support in the OS for symlinks has been
around for a few years now (since Vista).



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#3 Geoff Evans

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:17 AM

Actually, yes we were on an older build.  We are on this build now so this is perfect.  Cheers!

View Postmjanulewicz, on 06 April 2012 - 05:55 PM, said:

This arrived in p4d/server 2011.1. I presume you're running an older version?

#284481 (Bugs #546, #2048, #8357, #13073) *
    Symbolic links are now supported on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and
    Windows Server 2008, using NTFS file systems, provided that the
    CreateSymbolicLink privilege has been granted, or that Perforce
    is running as Administrator for administrators with UAC enabled.
    If the target of the symbolic link does not exist, the symbolic
    link is created as a link to a file, not as a link to a directory.


--
Matt Janulewicz
Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.


________________________________________
From: perforce-user-bounces@perforce.com [perforce-user-bounces@perforce.com] on behalf of Geoff Evans [perforce-user-forum@forums.perforce.com]
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 10:30 AM
To: perforce-user@perforce.com
Subject: [p4] Windows symlink support

Posted on behalf of forum user 'Geoff Evans'.

Google searches seem to suggest that symbolic link support exists for *nix
platforms. Does windows symlink support exist in Perforce? Trying to submit a
changelist with a symlink results in:

open for read: <path to symlink>: Access is denied.

Submit aborted -- fix problems then use 'p4 submit -c ######'.
Some file(s) could not be transferred from client.

Symlink support would be awesome, and support in the OS for symlinks has been
around for a few years now (since Vista).



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