A symbolic link ("symlink") is a reference to a file or folder which may exist on the same or another drive in the system. Symbolic links allow users to create a more logical file layout, when the files themselves may be spread across multiple disks or relocated to more convenient locations.

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Can a file system's logical structure (including symlink targets) be represented in a single lightweight file (non-binary)?

After playing with multiple SQL and NoSQL databases over the years I feel the best way for me to ensure portability in my personal apps that are data-centric is to avoid all bonafide databases ...
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How do I copy a file with accompanying symlinks in Linux?

Expected scenario: $ ls -lh /lib/libcurl.so* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Mar 26 2013 /lib/libcurl.so -> libcurl.so.4.0.1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Mar 26 2013 /lib/libcurl.so.4 -> ...
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Make a program see the file-system differently on Windows

I'm using Winamp since god knows when. I have all my songs in the media library with all my mp3 files with all kind of cool statistics like how many times I've listened to each song, ratings etc. The ...
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Soft links behaving badly in OS X

I have a very small open source project used to help people with speech disabilities communicate. You can see a working version here and the github for the whole project is here. I'm currently ...
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HRef File links in Firefox and Chrome

Hope someone can help. I know the Firefox file link topic has been done to death but I think I have folowed the rules and still get no joy. I have the following that I need to show all related ...
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Apache NTFS symlink linux

I have a dualboot system with a common NTFS drive. I wish to store my files there and run from there. I ran into several roadblocks and cleared most of them. Here is what I am facing. I have set my ...
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Symlink to a nonexistent drive in Windows

When I try to create a directory junction to a windows drive that does not yet exist, I get the following message: C:\>mklink H H:\ /J Local volumes are required to complete the operation. I ...
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GNU tar treatment of symbolic link timestamp

I need to use (GNU) tar to move a directory tree from one Linux machine to another, and I want symbolic links to remain symbolic links. I did it with just the usual command line options (cf and xf). ...
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Temporary Profile created after symlinking moved appdata folder

I have an SSD B and a HD C. My windows installation is on B. I originally had my entire user folder symlinked onto C. I wanted faster access to my appdata folder so I logged onto my admin account in ...
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What is the difference between creating a junction point and going to folder properties and changing the location?

I was reading up on how to maximize the lifespan of an SSD and they mention creating a junction point for the directories most written to on the SSD. I found that junction points just creates a second ...
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Duplicate filename with _0001, but zero file size

I have, somehow, created many duplicates of some files, they end in _0001.php for example. I might have done this while trying to crete symbolic links. The sym links work, but I now have these files. ...
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Symlink directory into an existing directory (merging files)

I have a ghc directory containing ghci.conf: $ tree ghc ghc └── ghci.conf 0 directories, 1 file And ...
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Linux/Bash: Create relative soft links to files in directory tree?

I'd like to make links to all files in a directory tree. Which means, create the same directory structure and make the links in them to the respective subdirectory in the original dir. That could be ...
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What archivers support symlinks on Windows? [closed]

I'd like to back up and restore directory trees that include symlinks created with "mklink /d" on Windows 7. Are there any free & open source archivers that support windows symlinks? winrar 5.1 ...
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How to make a symlinked folder appear as a normal folder

I have two Dart applications I need to dockerize. These two apps use a shared source directory. Because Docker prevents adding files from folders outside the context directory (project/app1) I can't ...
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Why has my symlink stopped working? - OS X

A while ago I noticed my symlinks in OS X Mavericks weren't doing anything. On closer inspection, Finder was showing them as flat files. If I opened them in a text editor I simply saw a relative path ...
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How can I create symbolic links in Windows 8.1 without an admin command prompt?

I am hoping that someone can correct me where I'm going wrong when trying to create a symbolic link in Windows 8.1 without having to run cmd.exe as administrator. Whenever I try to create a symlink ...
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Symbolic Links to a subfolder

Problem This is my directory structure F:\dir\lev1\lev2\lev3 Consider there are files at every level of this directory structure. I'd like to create a Symbolic Link in F:\dir to the directory ...
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Restore a file overwritten with ln -nfs?

I accidentially "deleted" a file by doing this: ln -nfs /path/to/file In my understanding the data itsself should still be there. I also stopped working on the machine as I did this shit... Is it ...
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permission differences from mac finder vs terminal ssh

I am hoping that some of you Super Users can help me. I am working in an unix environment. /g/typas/Manuel>uname -a Linux submaster 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 16 15:57:10 UTC 2012 ...
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Handling symbolic links in c include path

I'm compiling some software that uses the socket.h library. Make fails with this: In file included from /usr/include/sys/socket.h:38:0, from com/etsy/net/UnixDomainSocket.c:9: ...
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Fun with symbolic links and `notepad.exe` (replacing default notepad application in Windows 7)

I'd like to change my default notepad program from notepad2 to notepad++ (but my question is more complicated than just that so please don't stop reading!) When making the change from notepad to ...
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Do “child object” ACL changes through Explorer traverse junctions/symlinks?

Does the option to.. "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" ..traverse through symbolic links and junctions? I'm trying to debug ...
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Can't get symbolic link creation permissions to work under windows

I am trying to grant my user the privileges to create symbolic links. I ran secpol.msc and navigated to Local policies -> User rights assignment -> Create symbolic links. I have added my user's ...
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Create symlinks from files in new folder, but not folders

I would like to create symlinks from all files and files in the sub-folders in a new folder. So, it makes a new folder, and in this new folder it mirrors the actual folder structure from the source ...
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Can I create link that points to many folders [duplicate]

I'm under Windows 7, and I'd like to know if it's possible to create a virtual folder that points to many other folders, effectively listing all their contents as if being in a single directory. ...
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Invisible file with a specific real name - can't list it, delete it or create new file of that name

I seem to have an 'invisible' folder that I can't see or delete, but is blocking a 'real' file from being created. I'm in a vagrant box (Ubuntu 14) I was trying to install ...
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Using Junctions (or directory link) to mirror profile for two different domains?

I have a weird setup at work. My computer is linked to two domains, one's the primary domain which I'm logged into 99.9% of the time. The other domain is primarily for SQL Server management (and ...
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How to view all the Symbolic links,Junction points,Hard links in a Folder using dir?

The command dir /a displays a list of all the files,folders in a given location. But it displays the type for Junction Points as well as Symbolic Links to Folders. Is there any command which will ...
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moving symlinks to another drive

i have a list of symlinks to commonly used files by me in a directory located on my flash drive h:\ referencing to files in c:\ drive i want to move the contents of my h:\ drive into c:\, and when i ...
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Replace Symlinks with Real File in Windows

So I recently began using Kickstrap for a new project, and I've discovered that while Kickstrap successfully compiles and puts all the files in the right place, any files that end up identical are ...
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apache 2.4 permissions issues (forbidden)

This is driving me nuts! Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Apache 2.4.7. I've found a ton of posts on this issue but nothing seems to work. I do have ACLs enabled, but neither -b (removing entry) or ...
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Create Windows-compatable symbolic links in Ubuntu

I am using a SSD which is running out of space. Like 300 kB remaining. I need a symbolic link from the Program Files folders(32 bit and 64 bit) on the C drive to the E drive. Unfortunatly, the mklink ...
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unable to execute: Too many levels of symbolic links

By mistake, I executed these commands : sudo ln -sf bash /bin/sh sudo ln -sf bash /bin/bash When I rebooted the Linux server in recovery mode I got this message: init : Failed to spawn ...
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Homebrew install gdb, symlink error with binutils

I'm trying to install GDB via Homebrew on OSX Mavericks via the command brew install homebrew/dupes/gdb. This error message pops up during install: gdb requires special privileges to access Mach ...
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VIM Crashes/Freezes on specific files Mac OSX Mavericks

I've recently switched over to using VIM and use a friends .vimrc that works well for him https://github.com/dtothefp/dotfilesv2/blob/master/vim/vimrc.symlink I first installed vim through Homebrew ...
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Why isn't apache following my symbolic links?

I need to link to a directory from /var/www/html to a directory within the home directory of a non-su user. The operating is CENTos, the server is apache. The config file for the directory is ...
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How to delete broken symbolic links

I have a case where a lot of symbolic links remain after the original file was deleted. It was the result after leaving a Jenkins installation saving all build logs until the number of available ...
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What does Windows Backup do with symlinks?

I'd like to use Windows Backup to backup my Documents folder, but I have very large datasets which I have several symlinks to in my Documents folder. These datasets are backed up elsewhere, so I don't ...
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Can symbolic links be used for website URLs?

I'm developing a new website to replace our old website. The URL the dev site is 11.22.33.44/~abc/ (not that IP exactly) because that's what Host Gator gave me to use. Once complete, I'll change DNS ...
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Linux - make install without replacing symlinks

I recently (and foolishly, since there is a simple solution here, had I set --prefix= option to something other than it's default /usr/bin) configured and maked gcc-4.9.1, without setting the ...
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Share configuration files between two users

I have a program which will be used by two users. It saves it data in $HOME. Is it possible to share the config files (or only one of them - the database) between two users? My idea was a symlink. ...
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Workaround to create a “link” to a relative path [duplicate]

I've got a zip file in which is presente a folder containing another subfolder containing the executable. I would like to create a link to the executable but links take only absolute path.. So I ...
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Linux Bash — how to know which directory I really am in with symlinks?

suppose I have a symlink chain A -> B -> C when I type pwd, it could show me in A, B, or C depending how I get here. How do I show the physical directory address, i.e. not represented by any ...
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Which direction should symlinks for Dropbox go?

I've been using Dropbox to keep files such as .bashrc and .inputrc in sync between multiple computers. The way I have been doing this was to have the files located in the dropbox folder and then ...
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Is there a way to copy Userprofiles with Robocopy and keeping the junctions symlinks?

In the Internet you read a lot of Tips how to copy your userprofile with robocopy safely from Recoveryconsole. The usually recomend robocopy source target /xj..... The problem with the /xj switch ...
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brew link error - installing freetype for Circos

I am wanting to use Circos and have been following a tutorial on how to do the initial setup. (http://kylase.github.io/CircosAPI/os-x-installation-guide/) I went to use: $brew install freetype and ...
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Persistent mapping of folders per Windows user?

We have a legacy application that lives in C:\APP, which is hard coded to look only in that directory for its config. The current setup is that there's a central server which is essentially a ...
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How to prevent an app from removing symbolic linked files (Windows 7)

I have a folder z:\data on a network drive.. I have a local folder c:\work where the following symbolic link exists (created using mklink) c:\work\letter.tex => z:\data\letter.tex When I open ...
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Locate all references to a certain hard disk

Every time I got a new machine or increased the memory capacity I used to add and add more and more hard disks to the latest machine. Now I have several disks of old data (e.g windows installation, ...