Trying to emulate a UNIX-style Symlink in Windows.

I'm working on a .NET API and I'm actively using the Git GUI in conjunction with the git commands at the Command prompt. (I'm using ConEmu rather than the generic Windows Command Prompt tool.) I'd love to be able to open the Git GUI executable (and, for that matter, Sublime Text executable) at the command prompt to the current directory. In OS X for example, I'd navigate to the project directory and type the following.

Open Sublime Text to the current directory: subl .
Open GitX to the current directory: gitx .

I've set these up in OS X using "symlinks." How do I set up something similar in Windows? I suspect I use the PATH variable along with the %programfiles% or %programfiles(x86)% path to the executables?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
To create a symlink in Windows you use
mklink /type link_path file/folder_path

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where type is one of the following:
/D – creates a soft symbolic link, basically a shortcut
/H – creates a hard link to a file
/J – creates a hard link to a directory or folder (junction point)

HTH,
Dan
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
To be able to open a program from anywhere, its path needs to be included in the PATH variable.
Control Panel->System->Advanced System Settings->Advanced->Environment variables
Click on Path, then on Edit. The delimiter is ;
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jdanaAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You're welcome!
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