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Use search.followSymlinks for all searches #37000

roblourens opened this Issue Oct 26, 2017 · 2 comments


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roblourens commented Oct 26, 2017

search.followSymlinks is hooked up for searches using QueryBuilder (find in files, quickopen) but not searches initiated by extensions, or from workspaceContains. Maybe it should be.

Pro: A nice lever for people to have when they are having trouble with symlinks e.g. from cnpm/pnpm. Also, if the user has indicated that they have a setup where it doesn't make sense for their searches to follow symlinks, then the same should apply for other searches.

Con: User settings should not impact extensions in this case

cc @chrmarti I said I would file this last week

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chrmarti commented Oct 26, 2017

Sounds good to me. We can refine it later if there is any need.


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chrmarti commented Oct 30, 2017


@roblourens roblourens changed the title from Maybe use search.followSymlinks for all searches to Use search.followSymlinks for all searches Oct 30, 2017

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