[Samba] ln: creating symbolic link `file.txt': Operation not supported, Mounted to Windows 2003 shared

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 01:28:09 MDT 2009

2009/10/19 Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi>:
>> cd /web
>> ln -s index.php sample.php
>> ln: creating symbolic link `sample.php': Operation not supported --- this
>> is
>> the error.
>> How can I make this work? Any help or clarification is appreciated.
> Windows supports links ("shortcuts") using unique .lnk extension, use it?

I believe NTFS support symbolic links:


but there are restrictions, and I don't know whether or not Windows'
SMB/CIFS implementation supports them.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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