Is there a (per-repo) setting to get Git to follow symlinks in the working directory, i.e., to not store the symlinks themselves but rather work on what they point to?

Background: I have a repository that stores a number of my dotfiles, shared between all my machines (Linux, OSX, Windows/CygWin, Solaris). It is currently a CVS repo that I wish to convert to Git since CVS is getting more and more scarce. However, I have the repo set up so that I check it out into a subdirectory of its own, and have symlinks (junctions on Windows) both coming into it (for files that live in ~) and out of it (for subdirectories of ~ that cannot be symlinks themselves, such as ~/.ssh, or that live elsewhere, such as under AppData on Windows or ~/Library on MacOS). CVS handles this by simply not knowing anything about symlinks, and I would like to get Git to do the same.

I could probably get away with junctions on Windows and directory hardlinks on OSX, but that would not work on Linux.

\\// Peter - http://www.softwolves.pp.se/
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