Re: [Rd] library path in Rd link

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 22:00:15 -0500

On 14/11/2007 7:44 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2007 4:36 PM, Duncan Murdoch <> 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. mailing list Received on Thu 15 Nov 2007 - 03:01:46 GMT

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