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How to create symbolic links in windows

August 19, 2013

From command prompt - 

suppose in location -  "C:\webdev\apache\modules" you have a file  disp_apache2.2.dll  but you need a different name for this file, different name being mod_dispatcher.so, create a symlink from command prompt as shown below...

C:\webdev\apache\modules>mklink mod_dispatcher.so disp_apache2.2.dll
symbolic link created for mod_dispatcher.so <<===>> disp_apache2.2.dll

Verify that the link has been created - 

C:\webdev\apache\modules>dir
Volume in drive C is OSDisk
Volume Serial Number is F22E-D37B

Directory of C:\webdev\apache\modules

15/08/2013 14:52 <DIR> .
15/08/2013 14:52 <DIR> ..
11/04/2013 16:05 618,184 dispatcher-apache2.2-4.1.4.so
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28/09/2009 22:33 28,764 mod_disk_cache.so
15/08/2013 14:52 <SYMLINK> mod_dispatcher.so [disp_apache2.2.dll]
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