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I have lighttpd running on a windows 7 box.

Is there a way to emulate symlink behavior?

Say my document root is at D:\www\docs. And suppose that some files I want to have in my web server's file space are at E:\data. Also assume E:\ is a FAT32 filesystem or maybe a mounted file share - in other words the NTFS hardlinks are not supported.

If a file index.html is at D:\www\docs\index.html, it'd be accessible at If there's a file E:\data\download.dat, I'd want to access it at (Notice that these are on different drive letters.)

On Linux I'd just do ln -s /data /www/docs/ (well not exactly but you get the idea). Can I do this on Win32 though?

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Why not just use a symlink? Or better yet, Linux? – Michael Hampton Jun 11 '13 at 8:38
didn't know about mklink... thank you! If you post that separately I'll mark answered and vote up ;-) – fdmillion Jun 11 '13 at 8:43

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