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NTFS doesn't manage POSIX symbolic links. Nevertheless, this file attribute let us think that NTFS will manage symbolic links (or Reparse point, in Microsoft terminology) in Windows NT 5.0, like all modern Unix filesystems (e.g. Ext2, the Linux filesystem) do.


What is the role and the layout of the stream of this file attribute?

    NTFS represents POSIX-style hard links as files with multiple filename
    NTFS represents hard links with multiple filenames.
    This is different to one file with names in different namespaces.
    Delete a name from a hard linked file and only the name will be removed.

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