Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Dec 2016 00:36 UTC
Windows

The Windows' NTFS file system has supported symlinks since Windows Vista. However, it hasn't been easy for Windows developers to create symlinks. In our efforts to continually improve the Windows Developer experience we're fixing this!

Starting with Windows 10 Insiders build 14972, symlinks can be created without needing to elevate the console as administrator. This will allow developers, tools and projects, that previously struggled to work effectively on Windows due to symlink issues, to behave just as efficiently and reliably as they do on Linux or OSX.

Pretty sure a few developers out there are rolling their eyes, sighing 'finally'.

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Finally.
by przemo_li on Mon 5th Dec 2016 07:38 UTC
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Count me in, among those devs.

Sill have that cmd script to investigate why it fails to create symbolic links with mklink /D...

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