Re: vfat patch for shortcut display as symlinks for 2.4.18

From: Nicholas Miell (
Date: Sun Jun 09 2002 - 16:30:45 EST

On Sun, 2002-06-09 at 13:40, Thunder from the hill wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, 9 Jun 2002, Diego Calleja wrote:
> > I agree. M$ did .lnk _files_, but really, there's not symlinks in vfat
> > world. Even msdos doesn't recognize them. I don't remember if it's the
> > same in NTFS, W2000 & XP are so good that I can't work with them in 32MB
> > RAM...
> Some time ago I found a document proposing a different API for Windows
> 2002 which was supposed to include symlinks into ntfs, so I don't think
> it was there.

NTFS is a real filesystem, unlike VFAT. It has native support for hard
links, and, IIRC, the version that ships with Windows XP can do
something similar to symbolic links.

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