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Re: CreateSymbolicLinkW needed
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at freemail dot ru>
- To: Earnie Boyd <earnie at users dot sourceforge dot net>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 09:51:03 +0400
- Subject: Re: CreateSymbolicLinkW needed
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- Reply-to: Andrey Repin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Greetings, Earnie Boyd!
>> Said that, it IS possible to create a symbolic link to a file in Windows XP,
>> even though you can't access it afterward.
> I think you mean a junction (reparse point) instead of a symbolic
I mean exactly symbolic link.
It is properly created and attributed, but FS can't grant access to it
afterward - the system error message says something along the lines of "Access
to this file is not available in this operating system" (Curse microsoft for
localized error messages)
> Yes, it is possible to have a junction to a file even though it
> isn't supposed to work (meaning documented as not supported). The
> underlying API will do the right thing but the Windows UI doesn't grok
> it properly.
Not UI, base FS driver can't handle it properly in XP.
Andrey Repin (email@example.com) 01.05.2013, <09:45>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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