What's Going on between Python and win7?

Gib Bogle g.bogle at auckland.no.spam.ac.nz
Mon Feb 22 23:10:54 CET 2010


John Bokma wrote:
> Gib Bogle <g.bogle at auckland.no.spam.ac.nz> writes:
> 
>> MRAB wrote:
>>> W. eWatson wrote:
>>>> Last night I copied a program from folder A to folder B. It
>>>> inspects the contents of files in a folder. When I ran it in B, it
>>>> gave the results for A! Out of frustration I changed the name in A,
>>>> and fired up the program in B. Win7 went into search mode for the
>>>> file. I looked at properties for the B program, and it was clearly
>>>> pointing to folder A.
>>>>
>>> Sounds like you didn't copy it but made a shortcut to it instead.
>> Windows 7 has symbolic links?
> 
>    Symbolic links are designed to aid in migration and application
>    compatibility with UNIX operating systems. Microsoft has implemented
>    its symbolic links to function just like UNIX links.
> 
>    :
>    
>    Symbolic links are available in NTFS starting with Windows Vista.
> 
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365680(VS.85).aspx
> 

That explains my ignorance of this (excellent) development.  I'm still using W2K 
and XP.



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