symlinks on windows – sysinternals’ junctions

Update: This is now obso­lete since Win­dows Vista/7 includes the mklink util­ity. Usage of this util­ity can be found below

I found out about this neat util­ity, junc­tions from sys­in­ter­nals, that can create sym­links on Win­dows. In Win­dows they are called junc­tions, which unfor­tu­nately only work on direc­to­ries. But that is still better than making short­cuts (as cygwin’s ln -s imple­men­ta­tion cur­rently does). Win­dows Server 2003 Resource Kit.