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I've recently changed from Ubuntu to Windows 7. One feature I'm struggling to develop without, is symbolic links. In linux, I would simply

ln -s /where/to/ /where/from/

I've done some googling for Windows 7, but don't know what the standard accepted method is.

BTW I tried "MLINK" in the command line, and it said MLINK not found... - EDIT: As Hello71 pointed out, it is MKLINK, I misread it. Thanks!

EDIT: I want to be able to include a php framework in this manner, as each of my projects all use the same library.

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

There's a typo in your command; It's mklink, not mlink. I still recommend using Junction, mainly because it also allows for deleting junction points, unlike mklink.

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thanks, and thanks! – Dean Rather Jul 19 '10 at 14:53
... does this not work with PHP include()'s or something...? I'm having a little trouble... – Dean Rather Jul 19 '10 at 16:47
mklink worked whereas junction did not. – Dean Rather Jul 19 '10 at 17:13
mklink didn't work properly either... it allowed me access to the files in the directory, but not files in subdirectories. I tried mklinnk with the /d, /j, and /h params. with junction, I could paste the filepath into notepad and it would open, but with php's file_get_contents() it would not open. – Dean Rather Jul 19 '10 at 18:08
Are you sure that Apache has permissions to access the target directories and files? – Hello71 Jul 19 '10 at 18:14

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