Symbolic link

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Sep 11 17:52:25 UTC 2008

On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:05:43 +0200, Jos Chrispijn <jos at> wrote:
> I have this application that only works with local filedirectories.
> Is it possible to make a symbolic link to a URL (internet location with 
> the files I want to display/open) so that I can fake location as being 
> local?

You could create a kind of automated workaound that first downloads
the files from a location on the Internet (e. g. with wget or ftp)
and then uploads them again if / after they've been changed.

As far as I know, there's no way to, say,

	% ln -s http;// local.txt

To mount a distant file system, tools like NFS or fuse can be used.

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