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Microsoft KB Archive/246431

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Using Links to Launch Win32 Programs from INTERIX

Article ID: 246431

Article Last Modified on 9/27/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Interix 2.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Interix 2.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Interix 2.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Interix 2.2 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q246431

SUMMARY

This article discusses the use of links to launch Win32 programs from the INTERIX environment.

MORE INFORMATION

Using links is one way of launching Win32 applications from the INTERIX environment. Links have the advantage of being like a traditional environment.

For example:

[PROMPT] cd //C/WINNT/system32
[PROMPT] ln PING.EXE ping


Assuming your PATH includes //C/WINNT/system32, you can now run the program PING.EXE with the command ping.

NOTE: You can use links only if your Win32 system is installed on an NTFS partition. You may need Administrator privileges to add the link.

Although links provide a viable method of running Win32 commands, experienced users know that links can get out of hand easily and lead to administrative nightmares.
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Keywords: kbinfo KB246431