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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: 11 Oct 2001 21:11:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.107

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

> > From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> > Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> > Date: 11 Oct 2001 19:43:40 +0100
> > 
> > "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > > And I think Jari didn't mean to support only *.lnk files
> > 
> > I may be wrong, but I thought all Windows shortcuts were *.lnk files.
> Indeed.  But, as I wrote elsewhere in this thread, if we limit the
> suggested support to *.lnk files alone, it is almost useless.  At
> least Jari's original example uses a file named .mailcap, without .lnk
> extension.

I'm not sure I understand. Windows itself uses file extensions to
determine the file type. If .mailcap does not have the .lnk extension,
then even Explorer will not recognize it as a shortcut, so there is no
point in Emacs recognizing it as such.

Jason Rumney

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