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Bob Paddock wrote:
> XP, and presumably Vista, do have symbolic links, they are called  
> 'Junctions
> Points'.
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point
> 

Nope.  Not the same.  Files are linked as hard links and the link cannot 
cross volumes.  True symbolic links do not do the former and can do the 
later.
Vista DOES add *REAL* symbolic links thou (it only took Microsoft 15+ 
years!), but mingw/cygwin would then need to link a newer microsoft 
runtime than the one being used now.  That may be okay or may lead to 
some legal and technical issues.  Probably worth asking the mingw-x64 
team about what they are doing with that issue.



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Gonzalo Garramuño
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AMD4400 - ASUS48N-E
GeForce7300GT
Kubuntu Edgy

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