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With SFTP, Cyberduck supports creating a symlink by right clicking a file or folder, and selecting create symlink. This then creates a symlink in the same folder as the file/folder you're linking to. The symlink's path is relative, so it cannot be moved outside the folder, or it stops working.

This is THE most useless thing I can possibly imagine. Why would you EVER want to create a symbolic link to another folder in the same directory?

I have to be missing something. How can I create a symlink OUTSIDE of my current directory in Cyberduck? Or please refer me to a SFTP/FTP client that can.

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This has been discussed in ticket #8570. To change the default from Cyberduck creating relative symbolic link targets you will need to set the hidden preference sftp.symlink.absolute to true to switch to absolute symbolic link targets.

  • Thanks. But I can't find user.config. It's not in /appdata/roaming/cyberduck, and I don't understand the path on the wiki page. – Jaxkr Dec 2 '15 at 15:32
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Run the following command in Terminal:

defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/ch.sudo.cyberduck.plist sftp.symlink.absolute true

This makes it so that the symbolic links you create use absolute paths instead of relative paths.

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