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Title: os.symlink on Windows should use the new non-admin flag
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Versions:
process
Status: closed Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: Add non-elevated symlink support for dev mode Windows 10
View: 31512
Assigned To: Nosy List: eric.smith, ethan smith, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2018-06-22 22:26 by ethan smith, last changed 2018-06-23 16:18 by eryksun. This issue is now closed.

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msg320288 - (view) Author: Ethan Smith (ethan smith) * Date: 2018-06-22 22:26
In the creators update CreateSymbolicLink added a dwflag SYMBOLIC_LINK_FLAG_ALLOW_UNPRIVILEGED_CREATE, which will allow any user to create a symlink (not only an admin). I think we should detect and try to use this flag if possible.

I also think it would be nice to suggest turning on developer mode if the windows version is at or newer than the creators update.

This should probably happen after https://bugs.python.org/issue28113
History
Date User Action Args
2018-06-23 16:18:06eryksunsetstatus: open -> closed
superseder: Add non-elevated symlink support for dev mode Windows 10
type: enhancement
resolution: duplicate
stage: resolved
2018-06-23 13:14:35eric.smithsetnosy: + eric.smith
2018-06-22 22:26:07ethan smithcreate