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Does window have the ln -s or equivalent?

Is there an equivalent ln command to create symlinks in Windows?


Yes. Among others, there is mklink: Using Symlinks in Windows Vista

A good blog article on the subject, if you're interested in the history, is here.

There's exhaustive documentation (from the API perspective) on Symbolic Links and Windows at MSDN: Symbolic Links

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Be aware that mklink is not available in PowerShell. It is a built-in command available only in cmd.exe. The PowerShell Community Extensions has a New-SymLink cmdlet in it if you need this support in PowerShell.

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    You could also call cmd /c mklink ... which might be a little less intrusive than installing PSCX :-). – Joey Feb 21 '10 at 11:54

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