Re: [Rd] library path in Rd link

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 23:59:34 -0500

I think that's right -- it only works on NTFS systems. This page refers to it as an NTFS symbolic link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_symbolic_link

On Nov 14, 2007 10:00 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 14/11/2007 7:44 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > 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:
>
> Does this work on FAT file systems, e.g. on a USB drive? It used to be
> that they only worked on NTFS.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
>
> >
> > 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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