Is it possible on Windows NT to have one directory sort of on top of another?
For example I have a directory like this:
It has a file in it called
I have another directory like this:
It has the file
museum.txt in it.
I would like to be able to talk about
C:\foo\museum.txt and automatically get
Additionally, if a file named
C:\bar\baz\zoo.txt is ever created, I would like that file when referencing
Lastly, if I create a file named
C:\foo\qux.txt I would like that file to actually appear in
C:\bar\baz\qux.txt and if I ever cancel the overlay mount or whatever mechanism I'm using to make this happen, it will disappear from
Are these things possible?
Basically, I have a vendor supplied directory that needs to have some source code overlaid on top of it and compiled. But I would like the actual vendor supplied directory to remain in the state it was when it was shipped from the vendor.
Right now a backup is kept of this directory, and it is restored from backup before the source code is built, then the current version of the source code is copied onto it. This is very inefficient and error prone.