Monday, January 16, 2006

Windows and Symbolic links

:: Shell-Shocked :: Windows Symbolic and Hard Links

Today, while trying to setup an especially clever tomcat configuration, I found myself wishing that Windows had symbolic links. (I know, some people wish for money or world peace, and all I want are symlinks.)

Well, it turns out, my wish has been answered. Windows XP, anyway, does offer honest-to-goodness hard and soft links (and no, I'm not talking about this shortcut sillyness).

The article above, links to page that talks about it.

The bottom line is that if you want to do hard links, use fsutil and if you want to use softlinks use junction.

What I find amazing is that these are both supported in the operating system, yet there is no handy command to make use of them.

Even when windows does something right, they mess up. Geesh.

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