I realized today that an alias is not the same thing as a soft link in Lion. I made an alias of a folder in my Dropbox folder and moved the alias to my Desktop.
When I try to
cd into this alias in terminal, the terminal notes that the alias is not a folder. In Ubuntu, I can, however,
cd into a soft link.
How can I create a soft link in Lion? It would be convenient for me because I write python scripts that rely on soft links.