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Re: Symlink on Win32

From: Ian Anderson <i.subversion_at_operation-sensory-overload.com>
Date: 2005-06-23 21:24:04 CEST

Marc Haisenko wrote:
> On Thursday 23 June 2005 14:17, Branko ─îibej wrote:
>
>>Junctions do not behave like symlinks: a) they always use absolute
>>paths; b) they only work for directories, not for files; c) 99.9% of
>>Windows apps are not aware that junctions even exist.
>
>
> AFAIK d) they only work on one drive, so you can't make a junction to a
> directory on another drive (I'm not sure about this...)
>
> Anyways, this really should go into the FAQ... as well as "How do I
> pretty-print source files on commit and why is it a really bad idea".

With regards to d), junctions can point to any valid NTFS path; it
doesn't have to be on the same drive. See:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q205524

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