Tango 0.99.9 Kai released
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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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