[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: Win32-junction-point-0.0.1

Michael Steele mikesteele81 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 22:09:02 CEST 2011

I'm pleased to announce the initial release of Win32-junction-point

* hackage: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/Win32-junction-point
* git repository: https://github.com/mikesteele81/Win32-junction-point

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

-- Michael Steele

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