Annoyance will make Vista users to switch to Ubuntu.

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Jun 8 19:19:46 BST 2006

Alan McKinnon wrote:

> On Thursday 08 June 2006 16:10, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Michael T. Richter wrote:
>> > And, under Windows, you can make symlinks to directories in a
>> > manner pretty much identical to UNIX ones.
>> You could actually do that on FAT systems way back in the DOS days
>> - I'm not sure why Windows never made it easier.
> I don't recall that.

There was never (that I know of) a way to actually issue a DOS command, but
I wrote my own "" :-)
> I do remember running a 3rd party command interpreter (4dos) which had
> a load of unix-isms in it: aliases, tab completion, a sane batch
> language, consistent file comments/descriptions that showed up when
> using dir, and a symlink-like function (I forget the name but it
> wasn't called symlinks).
Which would have been essentially the same thing.  The way I did it in FAT
it would actually have been equivalent to a Unix hard link, rather than a

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