[tex-live] Windows symlinks
Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sat Jun 28 13:38:56 CEST 2008
Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> I got the impression that only Vista implemented symlinks properly,
I think all OSs with NTFS >- 3.0 properly support them.
> but only for ntfs.
Agreed (Fat-32 is pretty basic, after all !).
> Earlier Windows versions do have reparse points
> and junction points, but using the within TeXLive looks like more
> trouble than it is worth. E.g. under w2k, the tools for working with
> them aren't part of the default install.
Also true : there is an excellent open-source tool
for manipulating them, though, details of which I
will forward when I can locate them.
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