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I want to mount a folder to another folder. My reasoning is: I have a free box.net account with 50GB, but it does not include versioning. So I would like to put the folder under git. But I do not want to sync the .git folder in the box folder itself to avoiud synching.

Git does not recognise links and alias as links and aliases and does version these as such, and not the folders underneath. But a mounted folder should be visible as a folder. So:

Is there a way to mount a folder in OSX as one can in Linux Linux using:

mount --bin /PATH/TO/ORIGINAL/ORIGINALFOLDER /PATH/TO/MOUNTPOINT
  • possible duplicate of Mount folder as a volume (OSX) – Rob Feb 14 '14 at 9:53
  • No - as the one you are linking to has been answered by using links / alias, where in my case this does not work (tried it out). – Rainer Feb 14 '14 at 11:38
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    How is your box.net account mounted on your Mac – nfs? Have you investigated using autofs for mounting to a specific path? – Graham Miln Feb 14 '14 at 15:11
  • I am using the Box Sync app (sites.box.com/sync4), and I would like to continue using it. – Rainer Feb 16 '14 at 11:29

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