On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 01:02:06PM -0800, kr@... wrote:
> > Links on windows are a file that contains the magic .lnk extension
> > and has some data about where it points to. It's read and
> > interpreted by the shell. To my knowledge it is not a true symbolic
> > link in the fashion that UNIX symbolic links are.
> ok. that's not all that bad... if understand right, symlinks in
> unix are also files, except that all the unix tools know how to
> correctly interpret them.
well, the kernel does on unix, not the tools.
on windows, there's support for symlinks if you use ntfs, there was an
article in a german computer magazine about it one or two years ago that
also came with some example code.
Try a search on http://www.heise.de/ if you're interested, sometimes
articles are translated into English there, and the sourcecode should be
readable either way.