MS Windows build use of versions in directory names/paths
Tue Mar 29 12:03:05 CEST 2005
At 08:42 2005-03-29, Vlad wrote:
>I use Junction Link Magic (http://www.rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htm) to
>create a hard link to the current Erlang distribution directory (only
>works with NTFS).
May be only nitpicking: AFAIK NTFS links to folders (junctions) are more
like symbolic links, while NTFS hard links only can point to files.
(Folders in NTFS aren't files.) There is a difference between a folder and
a link to the folder: When you delete the folder, the content is gone and
you can't reach it via the link. Links to files behave like hard links in a
Unfortunately both aren't well supported by the Windows system tools. In
Windows Explorer you can't see the difference between a link and a copy,
and Windows Backup even treats links as if they were copies.
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