Tango 0.99.9 Kai released

Yigal Chripun yigal100 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 00:28:03 PST 2010

On 12/02/2010 03:36, Daniel Keep wrote:
> 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.


I think this provides the ability to have symlinks on windows XP. I'm 
not 100% sure since it's in Japanese.

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