From: Aaron W. LaFramboise (aaronrabiddog51_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-26 15:47:01
Roland Schwarz wrote:
> Michael Walter wrote:
>>Hm yeah I know of these, I thought those more resembled hard links. Hmm.
> I would say: neither nor. They are implemented at the filesystem driver,
> so they are similar to an hardlink,
> but they can span devices, so they are similar to a symlink.
> Also you can only link directories, and not files.
NTFS also has hard links, which I think have duplicate semantics to
POSIX hard links.
The junction points are like symbolic links, but unfortunately only for
They are both implemented as reparse points within the NTFS driver. I
think that if one had a copy of the IFS development kit (which MS
charges ~$1000 for), one could create a new IFS filter that would allow
creation of true POSIX-style symbolic links using custom reparse points.
If anyone has heard of anyone who has done this, I'd love to hear about it.
Aaron W. LaFramboise
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