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Sidnei da Silva wrote:
> On 3/7/07, Philipp von Weitershausen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Am I the only person here who immediately associated "link" with the
>> POSIX? Also, am I the only one who read "when possible" as "when on a
>> POSIX system where link is available", in other words, "when not on
>> Windows"? One starts to wonder...
> 
> NTFS does support hard links since version 5, which means Windows
> 2000+. It does not support hard links to directories though, only soft
> links (which are called junctions or junction points). The version of
> NTFS shipped with Vista supports hard links for directories I believe.

POSIX systems don't allow hard links to directories, either, in practice::

  $ man ln
  ...
   -d, -F, --directory
        allow the superuser to attempt to hard link  directories  (note:
        will  probably  fail  due  to  system restrictions, even for the
        superuser)




Tres.
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