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Re: how to check in a symlink?

From: Adam Gibson <agibson_at_ptm.com>
Date: 2004-04-05 22:03:08 CEST

On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 15:22, John Peacock wrote:
> And the same limitation as hard links (i.e. must be on the same NTFS
> filesystem). They are also somewhat confusing in that the file properties
> (size, etc) don't change in the hardlink if the original file was used to make
> the change.
> John

Windows 2000 and XP can junction across partitions(like symlinks but
only on directories). Windows explorer identifies the junctions as a
JUNCTION in the detailed view. A utility to create and delete them is
in only in the W2K resource kit(don't know about XP). The big problem
to me is that if you delete the linked junction point with windows
explorer, you delete the original directory that the junction was
created from too (Doh! :).

Sysinternals created a utility to create the junctions and delete them
too but until MS windows explorer deals with them like *nix systems do,
they seem pretty useless since people trying to delete the symlink would
remove the original files too(once recycle bin was cleared or by holding
shift while deleting).


Adam Gibson <agibson@ptm.com>
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Received on Mon Apr 5 22:04:09 2004

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