Is it possible to create a symlink to a directory, like /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/MyWar that I can access from everywhere? I want to be able to say
cd myapp from anywhere in the directory tree and go to that directory. Is it only possible in the directory where I create the symlink?
Do I have to update my ~/.bashrc file to include an alias like:
alias myapp="cd /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/MyWar" and then just type
myapp from anywhere? What is the best way to handle this situation so I don't always have to type in the long directory? I also want to be able to use that parameter in say a copy command, so the alias wouldn't help in that situation. Hopefully I can do something similar where ~ maps to the home directory in any command.