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Re: NTFS and symlinks

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-10-16 06:16:54 CEST

Alexander Korsukov wrote:

>Hello there.
>Under NFTS exist the 'reparse point' file attribute. Using this attribute it
>is possible to implement analogue of symlinks on the directory (for example
>JUNCTION utility http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/misc.shtml#junction).
>In projects it is required to have an opportunity to create symlinks on
>directories more often. Why under Windows (NTFS) to not implement creation of
>symlinks (reparse points) on directory by SVN?
Because NTFS reparse points do not behave like Unix symlinks to most
programs on Windows. Try making a reparse point that links to your
%SYSTEMROOT% directory, then try deleting that reparse point in Explorer
and see what happens.

Actually, I suggest _not_ deleting such a reparse point if you have
administrator privileges on your machine!

-- Brane

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