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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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