Questions tagged [symlink]

symbolic link, a type of file that is a reference to another file or folder

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Tradeoffs between symlinking vs changing path to $HOME

I'm moving my user account $HOME to a different drive. The Apple-blessed procedure is outlined here. An alternative would be just to symlink from the old to the new location. Are there any ...
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Printer deamon creates hundreds of symlinks

Today I stumbled over hundreds of symbolic links in my OS X /tmp folder. > … lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 66B 10 Mai 11:42 554f27eaca409 -> /private/etc/cups/ppd/...
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How can I customize the symlinks that MacPorts creates/deletes when using its `port select --set <group>` command?

I use MacPorts to manage certain *nix packages on my Mac. One such Mac has multiple Python versions installed. When I switch between Python versions, I use a command like: port select --set python ...
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Automator service to create Dropbox symlink

I'm trying to create an Automator service(in the right click menu) that creates a symlink of the folder/file and moves it to the Dropbox folder. This is what I have right now: while [ $# -ne 0 ]; do ...
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SMB protocol supports remote hard links but mount_smbfs(8) doesn't?

I've been using the excellent Link Shell Extension tool on Windows 7 to create hard links remotely to files on the same mounted volume on a Windows Server 2008 R2 drive [not symlinks — I included this ...
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how to set node path in at /usr/local/bin using nvm

I have installed node using nvm first time and now when I run which node in terminal it gives me /Users/username/.nvm/versions/node/v6.11.4/bin/node but what I need that node path must be at /usr/...
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Symlinks to executables in `/Applications` cannot run

I'm trying to create a symlink to emacs, in order to let git use it as default editor. ln -s /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs emacs Calling /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs ...
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How to Restore the Mail Symlinks to External Drive on 10.11?

My Mac Mail has been working using an external drive for the library and all messages since 2013. However I upgraded to 10.11 today and need to find a way to reference everything on the external ...
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Saving /private/tmp

Something on my Mac keeps deleting the /private/tmp directory. I first noticed this was happening as I was investigating high CPU usage. The Console was full of errors like the following: 1/10/15 10:...
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Spotlight not finding .app created with appify

I've used a script called appify described here https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/shell-script-mac-apps to create /Applications/Emacs.app that runs the actual Emacs.app at /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/24.4/...
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Emacs does not auto restart after reboot?

I install Emacs via Homebrew and create a symbolic link: /Applications/Emacs.app -> /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/24.3/Emacs.app What does not seem to work properly is that after restarting, other ...
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MacOS Mojave: How do I change the default /Users directory for ALL users logging in?

I've seen this question answered in various forms for other iterations of Mac OS X, but Mojave is proving a bit more challenging. In short: I have several dual drive systems, (SSD and HDD) with the ...
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How to move shared albums data from Photos externally

I recently moved my Photos library to an external SSD. Unfortunately shared album data still lives locally inside ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.cloudphotosd/Data/Library/Application Support/com.apple....
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Symbolic link in High Sierra breaks when the file is modified

I have a file named file.ext. I create an symbolic link to this file named file_symlink.ext in other folder. When I modify file.ext directly (without opening the file via the symbolic link), the ...
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Problem with Symlinks for Moving Mail Data Folder to an External Drive

I am using the Terminal App in El Capitan 10.11.6 I have moved my, "Mail" Folder to the following location: /Volumes/ST-Cuda-4T/AppleMail/Mail From the following location in the Terminal I have ...
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Not able to share symlinked folders with Dropbox for Mac?

I'm having a problem with the Dropbox client for the Mac. I have symlinked ~/Projects/ into ~/Dropbox/Projects/ using MacDropAny.app, which basically runs ln -s. This works as suspected. But when I ...
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Will items that are supposed to download to a folder that has been changed to a symbolic link download to where the symbolic link is linked to?

I'm trying to put the downloaded content for Logic Pro X on an external hard drive. I created the appropriate folders on my external and put corresponding symbolic links in the appropriate ...
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Can Apache 2.2.24 from MacPorts 2.1.3 run stably on Server 10.6.8 Build 10K549 with symlinked targets?

Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 Build 10K549 running Apache 2.2.24 via MacPorts 2.1.3. Native Mac OS X Server http server disabled. The error message I'm getting in the log is as follows: [Tue Aug 13 11:21:...
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Can I create symbolic links in OS X which also work in Windows/Linux and vice versa?

I'm synchronizing a folder structure between my MacBook (OS X 10.6) and a PC with Windows XP (soon Linux or Windows 7). My problem is that Windows shortcuts or OS X aliases seem to be unusable on the ...
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Network drive in finder sidebar disappears, is there's a way keep them in unmounted state?

I use Automator to mount my network drives on boot by following instructions from this link: http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/04/automatically-connect-to-network-drive-mac-os-x/ and then drag the drives ...
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How to sync only Masters folder of Photos library to OneDrive

I manage my picture library in Photos, the size of which is currently about 120 GB. For backup and to have online access to all my pictures I would like to sync the library with the cloud. However, I ...
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Original file overwriting symlink

I use symlinks to files in a large TexShop project I'm working on so I can do little scratch pad experiments aside from the main project, but use all the same preamble etc. The project is on DropBox. ...
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Symlinking ~/Documents to ~/Google Drive

I could not understand whether other questions had been answered, or if the answers were valid for my version of OS X (Mavericks), so I'm asking for the definite truth about the following: Can I ...
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Logic Pro X and SymLinked Files

I use Logic Pro X, and it's very particular of the naming of the directories it uses. I'm SymLinking the Gigabytes of extra content it's downloaded from external drives. HOWEVER I wanted to ask ...
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To search contents of symlink

I want to search documents from by disc2 to which I created a symlink to disc1. However, I think this is not the way to go by creating a symblink to a current folder: ln -s /Volumes/Disc2/books/...
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How to access a symlink pointing to a place outside the share?

I have a share on Lion Server, and a symlink pointing to a directory outside the share. The symlink is working properly when user is logged into the machine via ssh (so permissions are fine), but when ...