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Last Update:

09 Feb 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Hermann Schinagl


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Ln - Command line Hardlinks | Updated: 09 Feb 2021



Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Hermann Schinagl

Ln - Command line Hardlinks

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Requires newer TLS

To install Ln - Command line Hardlinks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Ln - Command line Hardlinks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Ln - Command line Hardlinks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade ln -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade ln -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure ln installed
    name: ln
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ln' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: ln,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ln
   Name     = 'ln'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ln':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install ln version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Feb 2021.


The NTFS filesystem supports a lot of features like Hardlinks, Junctions Symbolic Links and Mount Points, which are sparsley supported by standard tools. This tool is kind of a NTFS Swiss Army Knife and can do lots of things, like create SmartCopies, which preserve the inner and outer Hardlink/Junction/SymbolicLink structure, does hardlink based incremental Backups and a lot of other things which can not be found anywhere.

$packageName = 'ln'
$url = ''
$checksum = 'be87e1593f40f6d37111655cc6e903a0644bcffe1282a0fee18ff90052c3b2bd'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
$url64 = ''
$checksum64 = '27fadef5143aa76e3840b96f2626bb9d6d511bdd889979513d62d3994bde39d2'
$checksumType64 = 'sha256'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                             -Url "$url" `
                             -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                             -Url64bit "$url64" `
                             -Checksum "$checksum" `
                             -ChecksumType "$checksumType" `
                             -Checksum64 "$checksum64" `
                             -ChecksumType64 "$checksumType64"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Ln - Command line Hardlinks 261 Thursday, January 28, 2021 Approved
Ln - Command line Hardlinks 391 Thursday, January 14, 2021 Approved
Ln - Command line Hardlinks 16 Monday, January 4, 2021 Approved
Ln - Command line Hardlinks 674 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Approved
Ln - Command line Hardlinks 284 Saturday, January 11, 2020 Approved
Ln - Command line Hardlinks 226 Monday, November 18, 2019 Approved
Ln - Command line Hardlinks 600 Sunday, March 3, 2019 Approved

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