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We have two servers, ServerOne and ServerTwo. Each server contains a folder called Projects. On Windows, the paths to each of these folders are \\ServerOne\Projects and \\ServerTwo\Projects, respectively. On a Mac, the paths instead are /Volumes/Projects and /Volumes/Projects1. Depending on which order a user accesses the Projects folder from each server through the Finder, either one might be Projects or Projects1. Neither will be available through /Volumes in the Terminal until accessed through the Finder. Is there a reason for this behavior? Is it possible to include the name of a server in URLs so the path is absolute and more easily shared across platforms?

  • Instead of mounting the Projects folder, can you mount the server (ie mount /ServerOne instead of /ServerOne/Projects)? (The only problem is if the system administrator doesn't allow you to mount that point.) Then your paths would be /Volumes/ServerOne/Projects and /Volumes/ServerTwo/Projects. – NoahL Apr 2 '17 at 19:45
  • You can use /etc/fstab to tailor the mountpoints, just as you would on Ubuntu (with a few differences such as the use of vifs. There are a few more methods here. – Merlin Apr 2 '17 at 20:31

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