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RE: Windows 2000 Junction Points

My take on this:

ln -s /source /destination should create "symbolic" links; the closest
approximation in the NT world is either "subst.exe" (not quite the same,
really more like `mount` for DOS) or a .LNK file (which, as you've
noticed, doesn't do anything for you from a cmd.exe command line,
although it will work fine from windows explorer).

ln -d /source /destination should perhaps create a junction point (as a
non-administrative windows user couldn't create one either).

Keeping in mind that the Posix representation of the filesystem is just
that, it's probably best to just make a note that linkd and junction are
available tools and not bother having cygwin do this at all.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kim, Anthony []
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 10:53 AM

Windows 2000 (having NTFS 5.0) allows the creation of directory
symbolic links. This can be used as mount points for hard drive
volumes or to symlink directories across file systems. In the
literature, the directory links are called "junction points".

Disk Administration snap-in can be used to mount a drive to a
directory or you can use linkd.exe (ResKit) or junction.exe

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