[Rd] library path in Rd link

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Thu Nov 15 04:00:15 CET 2007

On 14/11/2007 7:44 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2007 4:36 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
>> On Unix-alikes, the workaround is to build soft links to all the
>> packages in a standard location; but soft links don't work on Windows
>> (and we don't want to get into the almost-undocumented hard links that
>> exist on some Windows file systems).
> Symbolic links are available on Windows Vista:

Does this work on FAT file systems, e.g. on a USB drive?  It used to be 
that they only worked on NTFS.

Duncan Murdoch

> C:\> mklink /?
> Creates a symbolic link.
> MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target
>         /D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file
>                 symbolic link.
>         /H      Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
>         /J      Creates a Directory Junction.
>         Link    specifies the new symbolic link name.
>         Target  specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link
>                 refers to.

More information about the R-devel mailing list