On Sunday 24 February 2008 16:45, Hans Schmucker wrote:
> Does it make any difference here?
Yes, it does. What you actually said was
| if you simply need symlinks it might be interesting to know that nt
| supports them natively...
which is just blatantly untrue, since
| ...and these real symlinks...
are nothing of the sort, and
| ...work with whatever you throw them at
applies *only* if "whatever you throw them at" happens to be a
> He only wants to link to directories...
This may be so, in this particular instance. However, *real* symbolic
links apply equally to files and directories, and your sweeping
statement suggests that this feature is available on WinNT, which is
not the case; (and even in the case of reparse points, what tool does
Microsnot provide, AS A STANDARD OS COMPONENT, for creating them)?
What is available, as Earnie had already stated, is the "reparse point",
(a.k.a. "junction"). By throwing your hat in the ring, to qualify this
as a "symlink", serves no additional useful purpose, beyond an apparent
attempt to "perpetuate the nonsense" that WinNT somehow provides a real
symbolic link capability.