Tango 0.99.9 Kai released
yigal100 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 04:58:15 PST 2010
On 12/02/2010 11:10, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
> "Yigal Chripun"<yigal100 at gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:hl33en$2p6d$1 at digitalmars.com...
>> On 12/02/2010 03:36, Daniel Keep wrote:
>>> Nick Sabalausky wrote:
>>>> "Yigal Chripun"<yigal100 at gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:hl204m$m8g$1 at digitalmars.com...
>>>>> Starting with Vista, MS exposed the ability to have symlinks and
>>>>> 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
>>>>> 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
>>>>> the NTFS version that comes with XP does support it.
>>>> Oh, so at least in theory, symlinks should still be possible on 2k/XP
>>>> 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.
> If you run it through google translater, and (attempt to) read through the
> "Symbolic misconception that Windows NT/2000/XP is available in" section, it
> sounds like he saying that pre-vista could only do hardlinks and junctions
> but that some people (maybe the author?) had been inaccurately calling them
> "symlinks" anyway, thus causing confusion. But of course, that's assuming
> that the translation is accurate and that I'm actually interpreting the
> translation correctly.
I can't say that I fully understand what that page says, but it seems
that this utility does provide for some sort of symlinks for files.
Anyway, I'm not that interested in support for a decade old and
deprecated OS - I've upgraded long time ago and currently use both Vista
and Win7. I'll be upgrading my Vista to Win7 as soon as I get some free
My 4 y/o laptop that I already upgraded runs faster with Win7 compared
to XP tablet edition it had before.
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