Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Symbolic links on Windows: why and how

In Win2K, MS introduced what they call "junction points" or "reparse points" for NTFS 5.0-organized disks. These are effectively the same thing as symlinks, though not exactly as they only map to complete physical paths as opposed to Linux symlinks being able to be set relative to their target and can even be set for files, not just directories.