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Files.CreateHardLink

Creates a new hard link.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 6.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Files.CreateHardLink"; DestPath; TargetPath )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
DestPath The path where to create the hard link file. "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.rtf"
TargetPath The target path for the link. "/Users/cs/Desktop/todo.rtf"

Result

Returns OK or error.

Description

Creates a new hard link.
On success, you get two directory entries which point to same data on disk.
For Macs works with file and folders.
Be aware that not all applications are aware to handle hard links for folders correctly!

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.

Examples

Creates a hard link:

MBS( "Files.CreateHardLink"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.rtf"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/todo.rtf" )

Creates a hard link on Wijndows:

MBS( "Files.CreateHardLink"; "C:\Users\Christian\Desktop\other.jpg"; "C:\Users\Christian\Desktop\test.jpg")

See also


Files.CreateDirectory   -   Files.CreateSymbolicLink

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