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  1. Maven Dependency Plugin
  2. MDEP-437

Create symbolic links instead of physical copies

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Auto Closed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.8
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: copy
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    • Environment:
      JDK 7u51, Win 7 Pro SP1 (64 Bit)

      Description

      When copying lots of resources, especially huge ones (e. g. we are dealing with two gigabytes split up into several 100 MB large binaries) it is tedious to wait until the copy task has performed real physical copies...

      Since JRE 7 Java (which is public for years meanwhile) can deal with symbolic links, it would be really cool if one could add a <symlink>true</symlink> configuration option, so the plugin could simply go the fast lane and use symbolic links instead of physical copies.

      For backwards compatibility unfortunately the default has to be "false".

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              Reporter:
              mkarg Markus Karg
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