Re: [Rd] library path in Rd link

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 19:44:25 -0500

On Nov 14, 2007 4:36 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
>
> On Unix-alikes, the workaround is to build soft links to all the
> packages in a standard location; but soft links don't work on Windows
> (and we don't want to get into the almost-undocumented hard links that
> exist on some Windows file systems).

Symbolic links are available on Windows Vista:

C:\> mklink /?
Creates a symbolic link.

MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target

        /D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file
                symbolic link.
        /H      Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
        /J      Creates a Directory Junction.
        Link    specifies the new symbolic link name.
        Target  specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link
                refers to.

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