I had painstakingly gone through and created symlnks to a whole host of files in my system. I couldn't use aliases because they were failing to be copied with RSync, and also certain apps I use to access my home system remotely over iOS, couldn't handle Aliases but worked fine with symlinks.
Now however I had to change some hard drives around, and my original files are now in a new location. This of course means all my symlinks have broken.
Aliases deal with this just fine but as stated above, I have to stick with symlinks. Is there any way to mass-edit these symlinks? I just need to change the name of the drive in the path. The old location was for example:
the new one is:
Seems like there should be a workable command line way to do this since they'll all require the same change. I found at least one utility (Make Symlink) which claims to allow this, but it appears to be many years old and looks abandoned. I couldn't even manage to decompress the .sit archive it was packed in.
EDIT: I found this page, which suggests that in unix anyway, proper us of
ln should do the trick, but so far it doesn't appear to do anything - not even output any error message when pointed to a non-existent symlink.