Windows 1803, 7z 18.05
Trying to archive and compress a folder structure with multiple NTFS junctions referencing parts of the said structure (i.e. no "outside" links) - any possibility to compress the structure without 7zip resolving the junctions, resulting in duplicates?
Preserving the junctions would be neat, archiving the junctions as empty folders would also be acceptable - but archive size has absolute priority.
wim as format has options about NTFS symlinks, but doesn't seem to involve compression (only
store is presented as compression level) - I'd have to compress afterwards, which seems an unnecessary intermediate step.
I could delete the junctions before archiving, but I'd rather not to, if possible.