Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#5580 closed (wontfix)

Installation documentation suggests that symlinks are impossible in Windows

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:

Description

Vista supports symlinks:

https://blogs.msdn.com/junfeng/archive/2006/04/15/576568.aspx

It's also possible to do the same thing with junction points in XP, but it's probably better not to recommend it, although a link to the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point might be handy for the adventurous.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by SmileyChris

  • Needs documentation unset
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  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I don't think we need to mention this, it'd just add confusion.

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