Chris Bensen – Symbolic links (symlinks) have been around on *nix for some time but only recently introduced to Windows in Vista with CreateSymbolicLink. Windows 2000 had introduced junction points which is half way there by allowing a link to directory, also known as a soft link (if the file moves the link points nowhere) but does not allow a link to a file. Windows has a few idiosyncrasies that everyone should be made aware of. Here is a link to Microsoft symlink documentation but there are a few key differences between Windows and *nix. Symlinks in *nix are simply a file with a link target. The target ...
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