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Re: Feature request

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-13 21:35:42 CEST

On 9/13/07, fj <fj@effjay.com> wrote:
> Stefan Kng wrote:
> >
> > Those links which work on NTFS5 are not symbolic links but hard links.
> > Those are completely different than symbolic links.
> >
> > Stefan
> >
> respectfully, Stefan, are these not symbolic links they're talking about?
> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363878.aspx

That page links to
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363866.aspx which describes
the actual API function. At the bottom of that page, it notes that
Vista or Windows Server 2008 is required.

> I googled the terms:
> symbolic links windows
> and got quite a few returns that discuss symbolic links. many talking
> about third party utilities that make the underlying capabilities easier
> to access (e.g. http://shell-shocked.org/article.php?id=284, and
> http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/how-to-create-hardlinks-junctions-and-symboliclinks-on-windows/),
> perhaps most well known is sysinternal's junction.exe (free), and then
> there's microsoft's linkd.exe from the win2k resource kit (not free).

Junctions only work with directories per your second link, and there
are a number of restrictions on them. Symlinks apply to both
directories and files.

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