MS Windows build use of versions in directory names/paths

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Tue Mar 29 15:00:34 CEST 2005


From: "Helmut Enck-Radana" <>
> 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 
> POSIX system.

Yes, I mixed up my metaphors -- you are right.
 
> 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.

Also true. For my own purposes, I can live with that. Your mileage may vary.

regards,
Vlad



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