The Win32-junction-point package

[Tags:bsd3, library]

This package provides the ability to manipulate NTFS junction points as supported by Windows 2000 and above. Junction points, along with NTFS hard links and NTFS symbolic links, are a type of symbolic link that can be made between folders existing on the same filesystem. Please read Microsoft KB205524 [1] for more information on junction points.

Junction points have always been left undocumented in the Win32 SDK. The Windows 2000 Resource Kit came with a command-line utility named linkd.exe to work with them. Later, Mark Russinovich of SysInternals distributed a replacement utility named Junction [2] which accomplished the same thing.

This source code is based on an article [3] and C++ library [4] written by Mike Nordell at codeproject.com.

It is against Microsoft's recommendation to make use of undocumented API features. Use this library at your own risk.

  1. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=205524

  2. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768

  3. http://www.codeproject.com/script/Articles/ViewDownloads.aspx?aid=194

  4. http://www.codeproject.com/KB/winsdk/junctionpoints.aspx

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Versions 0.0.1, 0.1, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.1.1
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Dependencies base (>=4.0 && <4.9), text (>=0.8 && <1.3), Win32 (>=2.0 && <2.4), Win32-errors (==0.2.*) [details]
License BSD3
Copyright Copyright (c) 2011-2015, Michael Steele. Copyright (c) 2000, Mikael Nordell
Author Michael Steele
Maintainer mikesteele81@gmail.com
Stability experimental
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Home page http://github.com/mikesteele81/Win32-junction-point
Bug tracker http://github.com/mikesteele81/win32-junction-point/issues
Source repository head: git clone git://github.com/mikesteele81/win32-junction-point.git
Uploaded Mon Mar 30 18:14:45 UTC 2015 by MichaelSteele
Distributions NixOS:0.2.1.1
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