Thursday, June 21, 2007

Unix style symbolic links in Windows

Any seasoned unix user knows the power and flexibility of the symbolic link or soft link. For a long time this has been something missing from the Windows world. Well, it seems Microsoft has finally gotten their act together with Windows Vista, here is a good post on this. NB: Earlier Windows versions with NTFS5 have the functionality of a Junction, but this is like a directory only symbolic link, and with restrictions of needing extra software and special create/remove commands. Unfortunately upgrading from XP to Vista ain't even on my calendar yet...

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