Bug 9450 - copying symlinks from Windows cygwin fails
Summary: copying symlinks from Windows cygwin fails
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.6
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.6.3
Hardware: x64 Linux
: P5 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Volker Lendecke
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-03 11:28 UTC by JPT
Modified: 2012-12-03 11:28 UTC (History)
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Description JPT 2012-12-03 11:28:15 UTC
My Setup: 
Windows XP SP3 using Cygwin. 

$ ln --version
ln (GNU coreutils) 8.15
Gepackt von Cygwin (8.15-1)

The links look like this: 
$ ll src
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user Kein 6  2. Dez 06:14 src -> ../src/

Linux Mint KDE using samba 3.6.3-2ubuntu2

$ smbmount -V
mount.cifs version: 5.1

after mounting and coping the files from windows to linux
the links are regular files. using cat on these files shows the content, something like !<symlink> and the path pointing to. 

btw, I never saw windows correctly recognizing the cygwin links. No idea why.
I realized this behavior for directory links only, I am not sure about file links. 
I did not try hard links. Should I?