Is there a way to change a symlink using Nautilus?


No. Unix symbolic links cannot be edited; they can only be deleted and re-created with a new target. Nautilus follows this model.

  • can a symlink be created using Nautilus? – jldupont Oct 16 '09 at 17:15
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    Create a link by right-clicking on the desired target and choose "Make Link". You can then take the created "Link to X", rename it, and move it wherever you want. – Peter S. Housel Oct 16 '09 at 17:24
  • You can do this more quickly using drag-and-drop, but with the middle or right mouse button (can't remember which). – Lee B Oct 16 '09 at 22:43
  • @Lee B. Drag witht he middle mouse button, whne you let go, you get a context menu, one of the options is "Make Link" – DaveParillo Oct 17 '09 at 3:59

The symlink can be recreated thru a nautilus script.

There is these ones:
sec.Symlink.Edit.NautilusScript.sh, this one use zenity graphical ui to help on it.

They are present and depend on ScriptEchoColor packages.

And must be symlinked to $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/

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