I would like to create a shortcut to some directory which I can use in Windows console with a
cd command. So I create a directory symbolic link:
mklink /D link_name c:\some\path
/D is for a directory symbolic link (default is a file symbolic link)
Let's say I have created the link
link_name in my user's home directory:
I can then use that link with the
c:\Users\user> cd link_name c:\Users\user\link_name>
The only problem is the resulting path. I simply need to have the resulting path the same as symbolic link's target, i.e.
c:\some\path from my example, but it's
So the directory symbolic link is rather a directory alias than a shortcut.
What I need:
c:\Users\user> cd link_name c:\some\path> cd .. c:\some>
How the directory symbolic link actually works:
c:\Users\user> cd link_name c:\Users\user\link_name> cd .. c:\Users\user>
Is there any way to achieve what I need? I prefer some file system object over defining an environment variable, etc.