how to hide symlink'd dir

David Smithson david at
Mon Apr 14 18:37:04 PDT 2003

Doh!  Samba has an option to hide files or folders and keep them
accessible.  I should have looked there first.  Thank you Samba.

On Mon, 2003-04-14 at 16:52, David Smithson wrote:
> Hi all.  Long time no correspond.  FreeBSD rocks and so on ...
> Previous to my system take-over here at work, user's blindly created
> ill-named files and folders.  One thing that really bugs me is the
> liberal use of spaces in file and folder names.  Though they are legal
> and useable in modern systems, I still don't like them.  One such folder
> is a key access point that is referred to machine-wise in various
> projects.  It is called "Scans In".  I wanted to slowly ween users off
> of the "Scans In" folder, yet sustain compatibility in old projects, so
> I renamed "Scans In" to "Scans_In" and created a symlink to "Scans_In"
> called "Scans In".  Now I want to make the "Scans In" folder invisible
> and accessible.  The parent dir is shared via Samba 2.2.7a on FBSD5.
> Is this possible given that symlinks have no flags?
> If so, how do I make this work?
> Thanks so much for your time.
> --
> David Smithson
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