links vs real directories
jalmberg at identry.com
Mon Mar 16 08:47:26 PDT 2009
On Mar 16, 2009, at 11:39 AM, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 11:22:13AM -0400, John Almberg wrote:
>> I always thought that links to real directories were pretty much the
>> same as real directories, but I've just discovered a situation where
>> they are not and I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong...
> A *soft* link to a directory entry (be it a directory or a file or
> else) is not quite equivalent to the original entry since they are
> distinguished and some programs do treat softlinks differently from
I can see that, now... If I create a soft link to ~/shared/config,
and then cd into the directory, when I type 'ls ..', I get the
listing for ~/shared, not ~/app.
I've just dug through man ln, and don't see any obvious solution.
Since this must be a problem for anyone who wants to do something
like this, I guess I am taking the wrong approach, altogether.
Will have to re-think this....
<smell of burning rubber commences...>
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