[Mageia-discuss] Symbolic links in Windows 7
laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Mon Jul 9 04:25:11 CEST 2012
I made this one from Linux. I can't even see them in Windows. They
seem to count as hidden files.
On Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:08:06 -0700
Jeff Robins <jeffrobinssae at gmail.com> wrote:
> NTFS has had symbolic links for a long time. I think since at least
> win2k, but no one used them, even MS. I don't think you could even
> make them with the normal tools.
> On Jul 8, 2012 7:37 AM, "Doug Laidlaw" <laidlaws at hotkey.net.au> wrote:
> > Everybody probably knows this except me :(
> > Browsing my new Windows 7 installation, I noticed a lot of symbolic
> > links, identified by Linux as such. AFAIK, this is new in Win7; it
> > wasn't there in WinXP, which I have been using.
> > I have just used this advantage to get around the following problem:
> > Directories with spaces can be excluded in rsnapshot, by replacing
> > the space with a ?, but a bug in rsync prevents directories with
> > spaces from being backed up at all. In the parent Windows
> > directory, I created a symlink without spaces for the inaccessible
> > sub-directory. I was able to create it and add it
> > to /etc/rsnapshot.conf, and the backup proceeded to completion.
> > Changing the name of the subdirectory would probably have made it
> > unusable by its Windows app. If Windows hadn't allowed it, I would
> > have put the link somewhere in Linux.
> > Doug.
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