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RE: Support for Symlinks on Windows

From: Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_compacsort.com>
Date: 2005-11-28 22:38:32 CET

Quoth Daniel Serodio <mailto:daniel.listas@xxx.com.br>:
> I'd like to see support for folder symlinks on Windows. NTFS
> v5 or greater supports "junction points", or "reparse points"
> which are symlinks (for folders). I use this utility
> http://www.elsdoerfer.info/ntfslink/ to create > and manage
> symlinks on Windows. See this article
> http://shell-shocked.org/article.php?id=284 > for more information.
> What do you think?

I think it's a bad plan (because it's dangerous by default).
Junction/reparse points are not equivalent to symlinks, they're
equivalent to mount points. Meaning that if you delete the "symlink"
then it, and all files contained by it, are no more. In *all* locations
that it used to exist.

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