Note however that it's not forbidden for a Unix filesystem to allow directory *hard*links. Not sure if Perl runs on any system that has a filesystem where that is allowed.
You can run Perl on Cygwin
. A standard Cygwin installation will always have the equivalent of at least one hardlink.
Usually the Windows directory that stores the Cygwin root directory will be in the default location C:\cygwin
. Under Cygwin, that is mounted as /
, but it can also be accessed as /cygdrive/c/cygwin
. Both the drive leter (c
) and directory name (cygwin
) can be changed during installation.