[tex-live] Windows symlinks

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sat Jun 28 14:15:24 CEST 2008

This is the program I used, but it's not open-source :


** Phil.
Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 11:07:34AM +0100, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:
>> P.S. I believe that Win32 /does/ understand symbolic links, although
>> it terms them "reparse points" and/or "junction points"; see KB articles
>>     http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365503(VS.85).aspx
>>     http://support.microsoft.com/kb/205524
>> and
>>     http://www.flexhex.com/docs/articles/hard-links.phtml
>>     http://www.hanselman.com/blog/MoreOnVistaReparsePoints.aspx
>> for more details.  I have used them with great success.
>> ** Phil.
> I got the impression that only Vista implemented symlinks properly,
> but only for ntfs.  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.

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