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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.

    No, shortcuts are files "explorer" understands. Symlinks are an integrated
    part of the filesystem. NTFS already has hardlink support.

    What M$ has created is not "symlinks". (It's the people reading that
    document and thinking "symlink" who needs clue implantation.)

    --Ricky



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