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[ZEP] support treespec F8 to Unicode syntax targets   [Zeta]

By: Laurent Duchastel     Montréal, Québec  
Date: Jan 26,2023 at 23:28
In Response to: [ZEP] support treespec F8 to Unicode syntax targets (Ben Kent)

> Laurent
> > But I didn't realize that by default, ln.exe creates UNC instead of
> > symbolic.
> It's not a UNC, it's the Unicode API syntax.
> You misunderstand the inner working of reparse points possibly.
> The \\?\d:\ and \\?\UNC\server\share\ path prefixes indicate
> that the upper API's should be skipped and the string should be passed
> directly to the file systems API's.
> Mostly that is used to access files with paths longer than MAX_PATH
> (260).
> If something needs the upper API level processing, then the application
> will need to be updated.
> [ZEP]
> Treespec F8 to handle, where possible Unicode destinations.

Thank you for these info... which are fast out of my understanding, yet important to put it in writing.

Laurent Duchastel


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