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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8218418 (fs) Files.createSymbolicLink should use SYMBOLIC_LINK_FLAG_ALLOW_UNPRIVILEGED_CREATE (win)
  3. JDK-8226801

Release Note: Files.createSymbolicLink Can Be Used in "Developer Mode" Without Additional Privileges

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    • Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Delivered
    • Affects Version/s: 13
    • Fix Version/s: 13
    • Component/s: core-libs
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      On Microsoft Windows, `java.nio.file.Files.createSymbolicLink` has been changed so that it can now be used to create symbolic links when the process is not elevated but the user is running in "Developer Mode". This may be useful for tools and other development time tasks that need to create symbolic links without requiring additional privileges.

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              alanb Alan Bateman
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              alanb Alan Bateman
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