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I would like to copy a file as a linmk to a diffferent directory is it possible in the command window to do that?

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It's hard to decipher your message, but I suspect that you are looking for junction.exe.

  • Junction is only for folders. – surfasb Jul 11 '11 at 18:38
  • Oh yeah, so it is. – paradroid Jul 11 '11 at 19:02
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For files in XP, you are looking for hardlinks. Junction only does folders. In XP, you'll need to use the fsultil hardlink create destinationName sourceFileName

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/fsutil.mspx?mfr=true

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Under Windows 7 (and I presume Vista), xcopy accepts a new /b switch that, according to the help "Copies the Symbolic Link itself versus the target of the link.

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    Symlinks do not exist in XP. Only Vista+ – surfasb Jul 11 '11 at 19:15

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