creating a windows .lnk file from within linux

Steve Sandau ssandau at
Sat Aug 5 13:08:07 GMT 2000

The limited experience I hae had using unix symbolic links in
Samba-shared directories has been entirely successful. Could that be
another solution in this case?

Dale Bewley wrote:
> Does anyone know how to create a windows .lnk file programatically
> on linux? Or any pointers to info on the format of those files?
> As new shares are created I want to put .lnk files in users' home
> dirs that point to \\server\new_share_name. Assume that they can't
> browse and see the shares any other way.
> --
> Dale Bewley - Bewley Internet Solutions Inc.

Steve Sandau
IS Technician, TMA, Bath, Maine
ssandau at

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