On 9. 8. 2017 0:15, Vincent Belaïche wrote:

I am coming back to bug https://sourceforge.net/p/msys2/tickets/41/.

In the discussion of this problem it was said that

- msys2 does not used symlinks by default, because MSW applications do
   not understand the symlinks
- when msys2 is configured to use symlinks, these are ``cygwin
   symlinks'' and you need to operate with administrator rights.

You're misquoting the discussion.  It should be:

MSYS2 doesn't create Cygwin-y symlinks (except special circumstances), although it does 
understand them.  It copies the target instead, because "MSW" programs don't 
understand Cygwin-y symlinks.  It can be configured to create native NTFS symlinks, but that 
has other limitations<https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/wiki/Symbolic-Links>.

David Macek

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