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SubjectRe: Fw: [OT] Microsoft invents symbolic links
On Thu, 2 Mar 2000, Stuart MacDonald wrote:
> From: "Mark Hahn" <hahn@coffee.psychology.mcmaster.ca>
> > it's just a content-addressable filestore. nothing new, and definitely
> > unrelated to symlinks. the point is to uniquify files, almost certainly
>
> Anyone want to impart clue? I'm under the impression that symlinks
> and shortcuts are the same thing; hardlinks and shortcuts are
> different.

Shortcuts are not symlinks, so much as that they *contain* symlinks. A
shortcut is a blob of shell metadata that tells Explorer how to run the
thing it points at, as well as where to find it. The closest analogue in
Unix would be a wrapper shellscript that sets up the environment and runs
an app. with switches supplied.

--
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood@IUPUI.Edu
"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!"
-- Marvin Martian, 01/01/2000 00:00:00


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