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Kees Dekker
October 25, 2011 04:21
RE: [perl #99704] Add symlink support for Win32
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You are right. Unfortunately, Windows behaves a little odd for this, and this restriction reduces the usefulness heavily of mklink. I overlooked that restriction, sorry.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Dubois via RT [] 
Sent: Tuesday, 25 October, 2011 03:14
To: Kees Dekker
Subject: [perl #99704] Add symlink support for Win32 

On Wed Sep 21 06:59:52 2011, wrote:
> Actually: I would like that perl provides support for Windows (Vista
>    and up) symlinks (see:

It is certainly possible to add this, but it will be of limited utility:
the symlink() function will still fail unless you are running the perl
program as an administrative user, and with elevated privileges.

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