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Questions tagged [symbolic-link]

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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How to open actual folder that is symlinked (with “real” path) on windows 10

I have setup some symlinks on my system using a script. I actually want to use these symlinks like a shortcut so that when I open the symlink in windows explorer it takes me to the real folder, not ...
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How to create 'symbolic link' to another URL on GitHub pages?

Say I want a URL on my site act like a sumbolic link to https://www.google.com/somefile.txt. So someone could write wget https://example.github.io/link and they would download somefile.txt instead of ...
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Make Linux created symlinks work in Windows

im working on an windows host with linux vm & git. Is it possible to make linux created symlinks somehow work in windows 10? I have some linux symlinks from our git repository. In cmd it shows ...
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Sane symlinks to parallelize Windows and Ubuntu homes on WSL?

I'd like to link up, insomuch as is possible, my Windows home folder with my WSL Ubuntu Linux home folder. Up to now I've pretty much just gone into Ubuntu bash on WSL and just created a symlink to ...
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Can I replace a program folder with a symbolic link to another drive?

I'm using Windows 10. I want to free up some space on my C drive, so I plan to move some programs in C:/program files(x86) to an external drive and create some symbolic links. Is this workable?
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Shortcut or symlink within OneDrive

Is it possible on Microsoft OneDrive 2018 to have either a shortcut or a symlink (e.g. made using mklink) to another folder within the same OneDrive sync? Specifically, is this possible: OneDrive ├╴ ...
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Dynamic linking directories

Is there any way I can create a link, that dynamically updates. My specific situation is, that I have multiple exercises (directories) and I want to link to the latest one: exercises/ │ exercise_01/...
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Why does symlink to VLC break but but .bash_profile alias works?

problem I can execute VLC from the command line using a .bash_profile alias but not using a sym link. 📝 VLC is located at /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC on my machine sym link I tried ...
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Make Link missing in 3.8.6. Nemo in Linux Mint Cinnamon 19?

So the thing I wish to do is create a symbolic link/shortcut to a destination not directly on a hard drive, but an external one. In order to do this, I want to select Make Link from the right click ...
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How to copy directory to destination that destination have same link name with source directory's name?

I have a problem. When i copy a folder to destination for that destination has link with source folder name, the link change to directory $cd /home/srr7 $mkdir jetty_home123 $ln -s jetty_home123 ...
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asterisk: error while loading shared libraries: libasteriskssl.so.1

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and followed the instructions to install asterisk from this link Ubuntu 14.04 Asterisk server installation All worked well until I run asterisk and get a shared lib error. ...
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Readlink not working over ssh

I'm trying to send a bash command over SSH using ssh -q $REMOTE -x "command". Because I have multiple bash commands, I'm using << EOF. The problem is that the readlink command returns me an ...
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system.ntfs_reparse_data: Operation not supported - Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to use this guide: https://serverfault.com/questions/165389/create-ntfs-symbolic-links-from-within-linux To try and copy reparse data from a symlink created in windows to another file (...
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Cannot update Symbol Links - Permission Denied

There's a symbolic link on my Linux machine which I want to update and point it to another location however I get permission denied error even though I have rwx permissions for the symbolic link: $ ...
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7zip force ignore NTFS junctions

Windows 1803, 7z 18.05 Trying to archive and compress a folder structure with multiple NTFS junctions referencing parts of the said structure (i.e. no "outside" links) - any possibility to compress ...
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How to make rsync copy to symlinks?

I have to push data from a server to another. On the source, I have a folder (named vhosts) containing files, folders and symlinks. I want all this to be copied as files (not as symlinks) On the ...
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Symbolic Link Directory (mklink /D) The system cannot find the path specified

When I do this command: mklink /D "C:\Users\user\Desktop\MyDocs\VSCode" "C:\Users\user\.vscode" I get the error : "The system cannot find the path specified." I run cmd as admin. I am able to ...
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How to create a symbolic link that links one file into every subdirectory including children

I mistakenly asked this question on StackOverflow, and they suggested I ask it here instead. I've read a lot of the other posts here, and they all seem to be answered successfully, but I just can't ...
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In a symlink pointing to '127.0.1.1:+xxxxx', what is the plus character for?

On my Linux filesystem, a symlink points to 127.0.1.1:+xxxxx. Why the plus sign? Could there also be a minus? Why not just 127.0.1.1:xxxxx?
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Make stow create symlinks to absolute paths?

I like using stow to store dotfiles in a separate directory that I can track with version control and that is stored on a separate (internal) disk. When I stow a directory, I notice that stow creates ...
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Make all commands obey symbolic link directory hierarchy

At least in bash, by default, the option set +P is set, which makes certain commands like cd, pwd, and tab-completion follow the symbolic link hierarchy, rather than the physical hierarchy. But, lots ...
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How to change the drive in a symbolic link?

One of the computers went down in puff of smoke and I have connected the HD to a USB adapter to extract all the user data. The USB drive show up as Drive G: but all symbolic links points to the ...
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In Windows 10, is there a way to do a “reverse lookup” for a folder junction?

In other words, I know that someplace a junction exists that links to folder X - how can I find that junction? Or, since there could (theoretically) be more than one junction to this folder, how can I ...
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I need to delete an MKLINK /J in Windows 10 18242.1000.180914-1435.RS_PRERELEASE_CLIENTPRO_OEMRET_x64FRE_ES-ES

yesterday (Madrid`s time) I've created, using Admin elevated Command Prompt the following two junctions (they´re of course in castilian), in order to try to install the new Office 2019 C2R on P: ...
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Mass replace drive letter on symlinks?

A drive letter changed (and I need to keep that change). I had used Link Shell Extension to relocate many things before this happened, so I now have a lot of symlinks pointing to locations at the old ...
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How do I automatically generate symlinks?

Not sure if this is the right spot to post this (if it isn't, sorry) Due to some restrictions (and preferences) I'm finding myself at a dead end. Machine is running ProxmoxVE (Debian/QEMU based ...
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How to prevent symbolic directory links from getting deleted during Windows or Visual Studio updates?

I have created symbolic links using mklink /d for both C:\Windows\Installer and C:\ProgramData\Package Cache in order to save SSD space. From time to time, these folders get recreated locally (...
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Why is a PHP include file not found on Linux Apache through a symlink?

In /home/richard/public_html/tinytest.php: <?php // Note: reuse is a symlink to /home/r/reuse require("reuse/Test.php"); ?> The symlink /home/richard/public_html/reuse was made like this: <...
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Symlink all files in a folder to another folder on windows?

I have a project stored at /website. There is a hidden folder inside of it called .modman which contains a folder named test content of /website/.modman/test: foo/index.html bar/test/index.html Is ...
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How to unlink a secondary non-system drive's “Users” folder shortcut? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 10 system SSD (C:) and a non-system HD (D:) in two partitions of the disk (total of 3). D used to be the old system drive before installing Windows 10 on the SSD, which may explain ...
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accessing symlink in vmware shared folder from windows guest

I have a linux host and windows 10 guest. The shared folder has a symbolic link to a file outside the shared folder. The symbolic link shows up in windows but I can't access the contents of the file. ...
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Deceiving the operating system by replacing System Volume Information folder with a symbolic link [closed]

Based on what I learned from this webpage, we can delete System Volume Information folder on a hard disk drive by executing these three commands: takeown /f "F:\System Volume information" /a /r /d ...
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Msys2 create symbolic link with no admin privileges

I mean to create symbolic links in Msys2 (currently using the version from PortableApps). I only get files copied, no symlinks. What I tried: Uncommenting line MSYS=winsymlinks:nativestrict in all ...
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Removing file throws error: “Too many levels of symbolic links” on Ubuntu 16.04

After updating my linux-headers, I recognized problems with an old version that also blocked apt-get. I tried to remove the sources manually but I'm stuck at this point. cd usr/src/linux-headers-4.13....
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Website: Error 403 on Symlinks Pointing Outside of Webroot

I am trying to create a website in the latest version of Fedora Linux. I want the website to point to something in my home directory. After doing some Googling, I can acheive this with a SymLink. The ...
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Directory shortcut for Windows console

I would like to create a shortcut to some directory which I can use in Windows console with a cd command. So I create a directory symbolic link: mklink /D link_name c:\some\path /D is for a ...
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Getting the real path of the current directory when using symlinks [duplicate]

So I just found out that my build fails on the build server (Windows 2008 R2) because the workspace is located on a different drive using symlinks. The build path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\...
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-bash: /usr/sbin/mail: No such file or directory

I've been having mail issues for a little while now and decided that today I was going to fix them! Well now I'm stuck. The issue was, when I type mail it doesn't display my mail, looking at my ...
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ls -l shows symlinked directory with two trailing slashes

I just copied my ~/.config directory to another and symlinked it back to $HOME. When I run ls -l this shows up like this with the double slash at the end: lrwxrwxrwx 1 lud lud 22 Jul 23 20:25 ...
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Strange Undeletable Folder

Not sure if I have malware or not, but I discovered this folder as I was working on my website: Seems pretty normal, right? Well, when I tried to delete it, it was apparently symlinked to the actual "...
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Creating symlink

I have apache server running on Ubuntu 16 server which is totally headless,i have created a seedbox onto it under user USER1 My download directory is /home/USER1/rtorrent/download For some reason so ...
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Clients can't create symlinks on Samba share

As recommended in many answers to questions about samba shares and symlinks, I have tried explicitly enabling "follow symlinks" (although documentation says it is on by default) as well as enabling "...
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How to parse a directory recursively and MKLINK each file into a target path with the same tree structure

I have a directory a\ containing files and sub-directories that I want to copy into path b\ where instead of copying the files I want to perform a call to MKLINK <link> <target> on each ...
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Filezilla won't follow symbolic links

I'm having some difficulty getting FileZilla to show the contents of a folder that is the target of a symbolic link. In the screenshot commonfiles and db_uploads are symlinked folders that show as ...
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How to make a windows program see a different view of the hard drive

I'm looking for a way to make some of my windows programs see a different view of the hard-drive as follows - Let's say I want to make the contents of c:\folder1\folder2 look like d:\folder3 to one ...
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How does one migrate from HDD to SSD+HDD without having to reinstall all the programs?

Okay, so I currently have a 4 TB HDD split into 2 partitions, one of which is my C:\ drive. I run Windows 10, and have lots of programs installed. I also have a 250 GB SSD as a secondary drive, but I ...
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ROSConsole Build OSX Boost Undefined Symbol Linking Error

I'm trying to build ROS for OSX and having an issue with a undefined symbol for boost. Boost is latest version. How do I fix this so I can finish compiling?! Note: I do not want to edit any source ...
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Unlink (remove) directory symlink

I did: ln -s /DATA/ ./base_DATA/ and I'd like to unlink. Simply: unlink ./base_DATA but... unlink: cannot unlink './base_DATA': Is a directory According to this answer (and many other online) the ...
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symbolic link preventing installation of new programme

On my Win10 desktop system I have a symbolic link between a flightsim program (XP11) on a dedicated drive, to massive scenery data files (tiles) on a different (larger) dedicated drive. The program I ...
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Access the Symbolic link connected mount device on server by smb(windows)

I have Nas server which has symbolic link to mount device connected by SATA. Like this /data/myNas/myfile.avi -> /mnt/externalDisk/myfile.avi (the file is on Nas) /mnt/externalDisk/myfile.avi (...