I have about 3000 files and I need to turn them into aliases so doing it by hand is not an option plus in the future I want to be able to do this automatically. I'm trying to use this package


The module only has three methods, for_file, to_bytes, from_bytes. I want to be able to generate an alias. I would think I would need to tell the computer which path I want the alias to occupy and which path I want the alias to point to. But I only see a method which creates some sort of object using the for_file method, but once that is done I cannot figure out what do with it.

In case I'm not being very clear I want to generate an alias which points to a file.

  • Why an alias would a symbolic link do?
    – mmmmmm
    Apr 25, 2021 at 8:46
  • Do you know of some python package that does that?
    – bobsmith76
    Apr 25, 2021 at 8:48
  • As to the package how much python do you know?
    – mmmmmm
    Apr 25, 2021 at 8:48
  • i've got about 7000 hours of experience
    – bobsmith76
    Apr 25, 2021 at 8:50
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    Symbolic links are standard python os.symlink
    – mmmmmm
    Apr 25, 2021 at 8:55

1 Answer 1


Technically this question was answered by mmmm. In any case, symlinks do bascially the same things as aliases. So if you want to create a symlink in python:

import os
os.symlink(source, destination)

And that should do it.

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