[Win32utils-devel] Symlinks for Windows

Wayne Vucenic nightphotos at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 17:08:38 EST 2005


Hi Dan,

Perhaps we should use hardlinks to get a similar effect for regular files:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/fsutil_hardlink.mspx

Wayne


On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 11:23:00 -0800 (PST), Daniel Berger
<djberg96 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Dave Burt mentioned the possibility of adding symlinks
> to the Dir class.
> 
> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/misc.shtml#junction
> 
> There is also Autrijus Tang's symlink Perl module at
> http://search.cpan.org/~autrijus/Win32-Symlink-0.04/
> 
> Looks easy enough, but it only seems to work for
> directories, not regular files.  Should we add this to
> the Directory class, or simply define it for the File
> class with a big warning sticker?  The former seems to
> make more sense, but the latter helps keep things
> portable and familiar.
> 
> What's the consensus?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Dan
> 
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