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RE: How to create a windows link in script?
- From: Joshua Franklin <joshuadfranklin at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: roland at steeltorch dot com, rrschulz at cris dot com, Stephan Mueller <smueller at microsoft dot com>
- Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 21:04:52 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: RE: How to create a windows link in script?
> The Windows term for these things is 'shortcut'.
> Perhaps you want to call your tool mkshortcut?
> Yeah, it's longer, but it's less ambiguous than
> mklink. There's already enough confusion between
> linking executables from object modules and hard and
> symbolic links in the file system. Also, since the
> files created are .lnk files, mklink doesn't
> immediately make one see the connection. Perhaps
> mklnk would be more accurate.
> (And I haven't even had a chance to _look_ at the
> tool itself.
Well, they're called shortcuts...or (in the MS
documentation I read) "OLE Links". Oops.
"mkshortcut" is a good idea, though, much more to the
point of the app. The name came from a function call
and .c file in cygwin's setup.exe source. In the
archive the executable is actually prog.exe--easier to
TAB-complete--because I wasn't sure of the name
I guess you noticed it was version 0.1 anyway...
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