2012/10/20 Renato Silva <br.renatosilva@gmail.com>


2012/10/20 Renato Silva <br.renatosilva@gmail.com>


2012/10/19 Earnie Boyd <earnie@users.sourceforge.net>
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Renato Silva wrote:
>
> Thanks! yes, I like the link idea... Yes it is NTFS, but wouldn't symlinks
> work too? Windows 7 supports them out-of-the-box, while in XP I think I can
> use Link Shell Extension
> (http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html#symboliclinksforwindowsxp).
>
> IIRC it is possible to get symlink name from a linked script (that is, to
> determine which command to call in the wrapper).

Junctions work only for directories.  Symlinks work for both
directories and files but you must tell the tool which it is creating,
it is stupid and doesn't figure out for itself; if you get it wrong it
doesn't care but then the link doesn't work either. Junctions require
the junction tool to delete the junction...

I know that, it happened to me. The worst part is deletion, must be careful to not delete the targets.

Hmm, actually you use rmdir to delete junctions as well. Del is the one dangerous.

Actually, del is dangerous for symlinks, junctions, and directories at all.
 
 
 
...while symlinks are removed with del or rmdir depending on file or directory.

Good to know, thanks.
 
Hardlinks are
supported on NTFS since the beginning of NTFS, you can use them
instead of symlinks and must use them when crossing disk drive
boundaries.
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