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Is there any way in windows XP to create a shortcut to a file from the command line?

If not what is the easiest Winapi call to create a shortcut to a file?

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I think this is what you're looking for:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/346107/creating-a-shortcut-for-a-exe-from-a-batch-file

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You can use the utility NirCmd http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

example

nircmd.exe shortcut "C\Windows:\System32\calc.exe"    "C:\Calculators" "Windows Calculator" 
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