[tex-live] Gow

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Sat Jul 31 10:39:26 CEST 2010

Am 31.07.2010 um 07:01 schrieb Joseph Wright:

>> BTW, I read somewhere that Vista provides "real" hard/symbolic links,
>> whatever this means.  But I assume that they depend on NTFS.  Thus,
>> they are not an option because USB sticks still use the dumb VFAT file
>> system.
> Indeed, NTFS provides 'junctions', which is what you've described. However, as you say this doesn't work on older file systems.

Junctions have been there since Windows 2000, but they can only be used with directories. Unix-style symbolic links are implemented since Windows Vista. Both are implemented on top of the reparse point facility. Hard links are supported since Windows 2000, too.

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