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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 09:45:26 +0200

On 10 Oct 2001, David Masterson wrote:

> > But if I try to load the same file with Emacs 20.7, the link file
> > (.mailcap.lnk) itself is loaded and displayed in binary format. The
> > binary format is easily parseable and support in 21.x could be
> > easily provided at C-level.
> Do you know what the format is?

The format of a Windows shortcut file is well known; you can easily
find it on the net (sorry, I don't have a URL handy).

> Or which MFC call is used to
> determine that the file is a shortcut and read the referred to file?

You don't need MFC calls to recognize a shortcut.  It is easily

> Actually, if it can be parsed and because there is much more in a
> shortcut than just a pointer to a file (type, location, where to
> start, how to run, shortcut key, etc.), I think it would be better if
> Emacs had a shortcut-mode which would parse the binary, display the
> results in text, and allow (careful) editing of the information.

Editing a shortcut might be a useful feature, but that's not what Jari
was suggesting.

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