AW: AW: [Mono-list] Directory Symbolic link?

Jochen Wezel
Tue, 10 Feb 2004 16:15:38 +0100

Hi Eric,

You've trapped into a dark, seldom seen world. There is no great =
documentation or anything else. My knowledge is from the study of the =
NTFS file system and some tools which are creating such symbolic links.
A reparse point is a small script or some data inside a file system =
entry which says: "no, I'm not your file you're asking for, but I know =
where to get it from"


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Von: egonia []=20
Gesendet: Dienstag, 10. Februar 2004 15:12
An: Jochen Wezel
Cc: Gonia Eric - egonia; Alejandro Mery;
Betreff: Re: AW: [Mono-list] Directory Symbolic link?

What exactly is a ReparsePoint?

This is what the .Net SDK has to say about it:
"The file contains a reparse point, which is a block of user-defined =
data associated with a file or a directory."

I guess this is probably my own ignorance, but would someone kindly =
explain reparse points to me?

I could not find anything with google on the matter.


 Jochen Wezel <>:

> Maybe, your question could be answered with the search for reparse
> points:
> System.IO.DirectoryInfo a;
> bool IsSymbolicLink =3D a.Attributes.ReparsePoint;
> Jochen