Making symbolic links on Windows xp using junction from sysinternals

Symlinks is a utility that allows two paths to point to the same set of files and subfolders. This is a handy utility on linux which lets you point one path on linux to another path. To do achieve the same functionality on Windows XP, software called junction can be used. provided by SysInternals.

Here is the help from the junction.exe

D:\>junction /? Junction v1.05 - Windows junction creator and reparse point viewer Copyright (C) 2000-2007 Mark Russinovich Systems Internals - The first usage is for displaying reparse point information, and the second usage is for creating or deleting a NTFS junction point: usage: junction [-s] [-q] <file or directory> -q Don't print error messages (quiet) -s Recurse subdirectories usage: junction [-d] <junction directory> [<junction target>] -d Delete the specified junction example: junction d:\link c:\winnt

This is most commonly required and useful when you use SubVersion (SVN) or CVS or any other version control software.

Attached with junction.exe

14 Dec, 2009
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