[fpc-pascal] cross os symbolic link handling
XHajT03 at mbox.vol.cz
Sat Nov 1 10:09:34 CET 2008
On 31 Oct 08, at 17:49, Marc Santhoff wrote:
> is there any function or set of functions for handling symbolic links
> inside the file system at an os independant level in fpcs libraries?
> Unix-like systems have soft symlinks (Linux, FreeBSD), Windows has .lnk
> files upt to XP and AFAIR Windows Vista has some other stuff I don't
> know about yet.
.lnk files under Windows don't really work as symlinks and thus
wouldn't be supported at the RTL level (they aren't directly treated
like that by the Windows API level AFAIK, they're only handled by the
Windows GUI). NTFS links (available since Win2k IIRC) are another
story, those are much closer to the Unix symbolic link concept.
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