When exploring directories from a symlink (symbolic link) using Nautilus or Gnome Commander, the directory structure is displayed as if the symlink were a regular directory. When I open a document, apps differ in how they treat the path. For an .html document:
- opened w/ Firefox: Shows the real path as the address
- opened w/ NetBeans: ditto
- opened w/ Gedit: Shows the symlink path as the address
- Do I need to pay attention to these varying behaviors?
- I feel insecure when the symlink path is offered (because of my Windows background) -- can I ignore that? Can I proceed with confidence, and if so, does that cover all cases?
- An app will occasionally ask me if I want to preserve symlinks, treat symlinks as actual links, and so on. (ex., copying in Gnome Commander presents an option called "follow links" ... which I assume means symlinks). Your guidelines for that?