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 while symlinks are removed
with del or rmdir depending on file or directory.  Hardlinks are
supported on NTFS since the beginning of NTFS, you can use them
instead of symlinks [but cannot use them] when crossing disk drive
boundaries.

Symlinks are more convenient to me, so I don't need to ever care whether link and target are on different partitions or disks, on networks, etc. In XP, I think I'll try the tool I mentioned above.
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