In Nautilus 2, when I copy a link file from A to B, it simply copy the link and I think it is a good idea.
However, now I upgrade to Nautilus 3 and do the same thing, I found that Nautilus doesn't copy the link, infact it copies the original source file.
I am very strange about this change. The main reason I use link file is to save disk space. For example, I have a large data file, about 1G. And I would use it in many different directories for analysis. Previously I would creat a soft link and then copy the link to other directories, very convenient. However, nowadays if I click "copy" on the soft link, Nautilus would copy the whole 1G file, WOW!
Later I've found that this problem only happens in remote server directory. While in local directory, it copies the link only. I've tried to set alias : cp='cp -P' both on my local and server .bashrc, but no effects
What can I do?