Function std::os::windows::fs::symlink_file

1.1.0 · source ·
pub fn symlink_file<P: AsRef<Path>, Q: AsRef<Path>>(
    original: P,
    link: Q,
) -> Result<()>
Available on Windows only.
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Creates a new symlink to a non-directory file on the filesystem.

The link path will be a file symbolic link pointing to the original path.

The original path should not be a directory or a symlink to a directory, otherwise the symlink will be broken. Use symlink_dir for directories.

This function currently corresponds to CreateSymbolicLinkW. Note that this may change in the future.


use std::os::windows::fs;

fn main() -> std::io::Result<()> {
    fs::symlink_file("a.txt", "b.txt")?;


Windows treats symlink creation as a privileged action, therefore this function is likely to fail unless the user makes changes to their system to permit symlink creation. Users can try enabling Developer Mode, granting the SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege privilege, or running the process as an administrator.