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Re^3: unable to make manifest with symlinks

by jcb (Parson)
on Oct 25, 2019 at 00:01 UTC ( #11107943=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: unable to make manifest with symlinks
in thread unable to make manifest with symlinks

Interesting, yet they are either rarely used or not really what they look like. I am not surprised that NTFS has added such features, but I am fairly sure that there are limitations.

If I recall correctly, junctions can only refer to directories and are more like Linux's bind mounts than POSIX symlinks or hardlinks, including a requirement for special privilege to create them.

If XP added true symlinks, what are the commands for using them? I doubt that ln -s works...

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Re^4: unable to make manifest with symlinks
by daxim (Curate) on Oct 25, 2019 at 07:41 UTC
    what are the commands for using them?
    mklink, fsutil, ln (in the Windows Resource Kit), ln (3rd party)

      And I will guess no support in the GUI file manager, which is all that most Windows users use, so the feature is basically useless to the vast majority of Windows users. :-/

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