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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-26 01:49:36

Anthony Williams wrote:

> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Anthony Williams wrote:
>> > Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> >> > Shame about the "NT symlinks not supported yet" errors...
>> >>
>> >> Hmm... I hope someone more knowledgeble about NT will implement them
>> >> someday. I even don't known is there's command line tool to create
>> >> them.
>> >
>> > Within an NTFS partition you can create hard links for files. You can
>> > also link directories within or across local drives, so c:/cdrom points
>> > to the contents of the CDROM drive, and c:/boost_current points to
>> > c:/libs/boost_1_30_0.
>> >
>> > I can provide code for doing the former; provide a
>> > tool (with source code) for doing the latter (junction).
>> I've looked at the latter now, and would be very interesting in code for
>> the former --- since hard links for files more closely match Unix links
>> semantics.
> The code below creates a file "c:\target", and then creates a link to it
> called "c:\link".

Thanks! We'll try to add support for symlinks on NT using your code.
I think this can happen before V2 is realeased.

- Volodya

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