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Re: Re: Subversion on windows using symbolic links

From: Arnauld Van Muysewinkel <arnauldvm_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-11 12:20:41 CEST

2007/7/11, Fredrik Arenhag <fredrik@musicbrigade.com>:
> > I don't think Roy was suggesting you use symbolic links at all - they don't really exist in Windows.
> I guess that's true considering what's offered as included tools with the operating system, however the filesystem itself seems to offer such capability and a tool which exposes the capability is the NTFS-Junction tool which was first produced by Mark Russinovich and published on www.sysinternals.com (a company which since has been bought by Microsoft).
> The current point of publication is http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDisk/Junction.mspx

Indeed Junctions are the NTFS equivalent of directories symbolic
links. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point ]
You can also considering creating hard links for each individual file
(cf. the command "fsutil hardlink create") [

The "Link Shell Extension" is a very useful tool to create these kinds
of links without the hassle of command line: [
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html ]

Also note that Windows Vista *do* support symbolic links. [
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_symbolic_link ] (And they are also
supported by the above mentioned explorer extension.)

Yours faithfully,

Ir. Arnauld Van Muysewinkel
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