From: Grant Edwards on 22 Feb 2010 17:40
On 2010-02-22, John Bokma <john(a)castleamber.com> wrote:
> Grant Edwards <invalid(a)invalid.invalid> writes:
>>>> Windows 7 has symbolic links?
>>> Symbolic links are designed to aid in migration and application
>>> compatibility with UNIX operating systems. Microsoft has implemented
>>> its symbolic links to function just like UNIX links.
>> So symbolic links on W7 function like Unix (hard) links
>> rather than Unix _symbolic_ links??
> Which leads you to this conclusion?
The quote above that says that "symbolic links" on W7 function
just like "links" on Unix. A "link" on Unix is a hard link. I
presumed that if they meant "symbolic links" on Unix, they
would have said "symbolic links".
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From: Lawrence D'Oliveiro on 22 Feb 2010 18:01
In message <mailman.60.1266854492.4577.python-list(a)python.org>, MRAB wrote:
> Not Python-related.
Seems to be pretty common with Windows-related complaints in this group.
From: Lawrence D'Oliveiro on 22 Feb 2010 18:06
In message <873a0tszco.fsf(a)castleamber.com>, John Bokma wrote:
> According to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365006(VS.85).aspx
> There are three types of file links supported in the NTFS file
> system: hard links, junctions, and symbolic links. This topic is an
> overview of hard links and junctions.
“Junctions” sound like Linux/Unix “mount points”, plus Linux-style “bind
mounts”. Except of course Dimdows puts it all into the NTFS-specific
implementation, instead of at the virtual filesystem layer. So whereas Linux
can handle these while letting you mix and match different filesystem types
(ext3, XFS, even FAT32, etc), Windows cannot.
From: W. eWatson on 22 Feb 2010 20:25
So what's the bottom line? This link notion is completely at odds with
XP, and produces what I would call something of a mess to the unwary
Python/W7 user. Is there a simple solution?
How do I get out of this pickle? I just want to duplicate the program
in another folder, and not link to an ancestor.
From: David Robinow on 22 Feb 2010 21:39
On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 8:25 PM, W. eWatson <wolftracks(a)invalid.com> wrote:
> How do I get out of this pickle? I just want to duplicate the program in
> another folder, and not link to an ancestor.
Ask in an appropriate forum. I'm not sure where that is but you might