Tango 0.99.9 Kai released

Daniel Keep daniel.keep.lists at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 17:36:09 PST 2010

Nick Sabalausky wrote:
> "Yigal Chripun" <yigal100 at gmail.com> wrote in message 
> news:hl204m$m8g$1 at digitalmars.com...
>> Starting with Vista, MS exposed the ability to have symlinks and hardlinks 
>> on windows, just run "help mklink" in a cmd.exe.
>> In reality NTFS supported this for a long time now (IIRC, since circa 
>> 2000) but the problem is that the windows shell/cmd.exe is always late at 
>> providing access to new NTFS features - they're always late by at least 
>> one version of windows so this is why you can't do that on XP even though 
>> the NTFS version that comes with XP does support it.
> Oh, so at least in theory, symlinks should still be possible on 2k/XP given 
> a third-party tool to manage them and avoidance of using them on the 
> command-line and in batch files? 

Given that SysInternals had a tool for doing hard links on 2000+, but no
tool for doing symlinks, I doubt it.

I recall reading something about how symlinks were new to Vista
specifically; not simply a tool to make them, but something changed in
NTFS or the system's support for it.

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