Windows Subsystem for Linux softlinks directory loop

Window Build ≥ 14393 has fixed this issue.


Through at least windows Insider Build 14372, making softlinks in WSL will loop endlessly. This true whether making a softlink from WSL to the main Windows C:\ drive or within WSL.

Example from WSL:

ln -s ~/Users .
cd Users
cd Users
cd Users
cd asdfasdfffas (a non-existent directory)
pwd
$HOME/Users/Users/Users/asdfasdffffas

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Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //

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