UbuntuOne does not synchronize Windows link files (
.lnk). Now, I do not expect UbuntuOne to synchronize the actual links by changing an
.lnk file to a linux
symlink, nor do I do expect UbuntuOne to copy the actual target file in the Library (as though it were a hard link). But I would love to have UbuntuOne copy the
.lnk files themselves.
The use case
I have an identical directory structure on my windows computer (@work) and my 12.10 (@home). At work I have a folder called Library which contains all my pdfs. When I am working on something I put a link to that file in the current working directory. That's nice because all my files are easy to reach and I know which files I have referred to.
That would allow me to see what files I quoted. On the long run it would allow me to use a script to convert the .lnk files to symbolic links on 12.10.
As a part of this question: do you have a) a proposal of a batch script to convert windows
.lnk files to text files and b) a script that converts that text file to a
symlink on 12.10. I could run the first script on W$ and the second on 12.10. Or do you have a better solution?
I have read the following questions (and their answers) and I think this is not a duplicate, because I don't want the target file (the file the link refers to) to be copied, but simply the .lnk file itself.