Symbolic link or symlink is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory as an absolute or relative path. For most operations, symbolic links are transparent and the read or write operations on symbolic link files are redirected to actual files i.e the files that ...

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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 64bit recognize a symlink as a binary file?

I have two files. One file has the name gcc and is a shell file. Another file has the name g++ and contains data like this: "!<symlink>ÿþg c c " I can run the shell file gcc but the file g++ ...
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SYMLINK in udev rule

I created a udev rule named "/etc/udev/rules.d/75-myusb.rules". The only thing inside it is this line: SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYMLINK+="myusb" After creating it I plugged a USB drive and a file named ...
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How to Study which Causes Interruption in Reading Memory Card?

System: Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 2013-mid (6,2) and my Linux kernel 4.2.0-36-generic (from uname -r). I am trying to maintain stable symlinks from a memory card to my desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 as ln ...
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Make directory look like partition in file-managers

I have made directory in my ~ directory for storing my working files, with name work, added there symlinks to Documents, Downloads, Pictures and such. Now I want to make it look in the system as ...
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ln to run .sh file in another directory

Thanks in Advance. I have a .sh file that works fine. It lives in ~/Downloads/SampleFolder/this.sh. I want to ln to create a link to it in my ~/ folder, but when I do, I get an error that it can't ...
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Menu in LXPanel

I'm using latest version of LUbuntu with LXPanel 0.8.2. "Directory menu" in LXPanel is very useful feature, but it would be even more amazing, to improve functionality, by adding the ability to ...
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Symlinks to Windows folder breaking

I've got a folder of my work on my Windows partition, which I still use from Windows sometimes, so I can't just move it to my Linux partition. So I've made a symlink (both with ln -s and by right ...
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Upstart not resolving symlink

I have my server.conf in a web project and I have symlinked it to the /etc/init directory like so. $ ln -s /var/www/[mysite]/system/server.conf /etc/init/server.conf The config file is fine, the ...
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Make Folder a symbolic link to two folder?

I would like to have Ubuntu's default music folder /home/$USER/Music to act pretty much as a library would in Windows. Essentially it would be a virtual folder containing the contents of other ...
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Symlink to plugin

I need to help, iam using on minecraft server plugin, player servers. This creating in ONE folder, MORE FOLDERS, like "data". All folders have spigot.jar, and others plugins folder etc.. I want ...
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Link broken but when “ls” is used on link in terminal the content is displayed

I noticed an interesting fact today. I have a link on my Desktop pointing to windows partition (dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 & Win8.1). Because this partition is not automatically mounted the link is ...
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What does the black arrow under the bin GUI icon represent?

Today I noticed that most bin/"executables" don't have the black arrow right of the bottom-of-the-logo-diamond, but a few do. From the ones i've seen, I think they're programs that are currently ...
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How to properly share a directory with an another group member? soft-link / hard-link

My scenario is simple. I am working with another team members, and I want to share my directory with others. I created a symbolic link of the shared directory in their home directories. ln -s ...
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Set suplicity to do not follow symbolic links

Currently duplicity supports (...) symbolic links (...) but not hard links. http://www.nongnu.org/duplicity/duplicity.1.html It is not clarified but most likely it means that soft links are ...
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Does dropbox sync hardlinks?

I have a folder of large files. I want that folder to be in two different places at once - my Home documents, and my College documents folder. I've done this with a symlink in the College folder to ...
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How do I delete the target of a symbolic link without deleting the link itself?

I have a symbolic link ~/Desktop/test.txt which points to ~/rendu/test.txt. I know ONLY the path of ~/Desktop/test.txt, I want a fast way to delete ~/rendu/test.txt WITHOUT deleting the symbolic ...
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How to circumvent hard link creation permission to directories on the same file system

I'm well aware of the difference between symbolic and hard links. I'm also aware of the dangers of creating hard links to directories. Nevertheless, I'm insisting on creating a hard link to a ...
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Symbolic link automount

I created a symbolic link on my desktop to a directory in a different partition. When I unmount the partition, clicking on the link won't automount the partition, but it will if I click the icon on ...
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I created symlinks between windows and ubuntu (ext4) partitions, and I think it's causing havoc, how do I hunt them down and remove them?

I want to remove all symlinks between my ntfs and ext4 partitions. Is there a simple way to find them, and then remove them? I am using windows 7 and 14.04. I believe I used them to force my dropbox ...
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Why the directory name was parsed wrong?

I want to link /var/www/html/wp to /windows/wamp/www/wp. ln -s /var/www/html/wp /windows/wamp/www/wp ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘/windows/wamp/www/wp/wp’: Operation not permitted Why ...
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Symlink in VBox Shared Folder are not properly formatted

I have my c:\ partition shared to VM using Virtual Box Shared Folder. It is currently mounted as /c on the Ubuntu guest. Lets suppose c:\html points to c:\Server\html on the Windows host. When I try ...
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Symbolic relative link created in Windows contains backslashes when mounted as ntfs

I created a symbolic link, after having booted Windows 7 64 bit on my machine that dual boots with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop 64 bit, using command tool as administrator, entering (where target is a ...
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Seamless integration of Windows software in Linux

Before I describe what I am trying to do, I want to make clear that I have about 10 years of experience with Linux OS and Ubuntu and a lot of experience with VirtualBox. This is not for me but for a ...
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Files lost after tar command

I had a symlink called st and I wanted to compress it into a tar.gz archive. I ran the command: tar zcf st.tar.gz st The resulting archive st.tar.gz contains only a link to an empty folder called ...
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Nautilus doesn't work but gnome-open works when opening links on Windows partition

I made a bunch of symbolic links to files on my Windows partition (like link_to_stuff -> /media/uname/Windows/stuff*) and put them on desktop (/~/Desktop/link_to_stuff). After I rebooted, the ...
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Open file in vim using symbolic link

I have symbolic link in current directory that points to text file. How to open file in vim using that symbolic link? command vim linkname not works.
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ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘/lib/systemd/system-sleep/displaylink.sh’: File exists

I'm trying to install the displaylink driver 1.0.355 to be able to connect another display to my laptop. I had an older version of this driver before but erased it. I downloaded the driver and it ...
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Create a link to a folder in Windows partition

I have a little problem. In my laptop, I have 3 partitions, one for Windows 10, one for storage and one (plus swap) for Ubuntu 14.04. Windows partition can't be reduced much, so I've created some ...
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Symlink does not work for dropbox

I am backing up home folder by create a symlink in dropbox. What I did: cd ~/Dropbox mkdir backup && cd backup ln -s ~ What I checked: ln -l. The symlink is created. The dropbox folder ...
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Cannot delete files

I've got my documents directory mounted on a separate partition from /home (/mnt/data) and linked symbolically. If I try to delete anything from ~/Documents via the GUI the window simply closes and ...
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/opt/google/chrome/chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libnvidia-glsi.so.352.79

I am running google, but get error /opt/google/chrome/chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libnvidia-glsi.so.352.79: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I find ...
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How can I automatically create a link on the desktop or in $HOME when USB Stick is mounted?

How can I create(and remove if unplugged) a symlink to the mount-point of a newly plugged-in USB-device on the desktop or in the $HOME of the systems guest-account?
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launcher icon problem

I have some application like Arduino, Fritzing and Processing js, each of them needs to go to the download directory and write ./arduino,./processing... in terminal to open them. I found a way to make ...
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Editing ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs does not permanently change user directory locations

So it appears the same is happening to me on Ubuntu 14.04 as has previously been reported as a bug here A difference though is I am trying to move the Home directory folders to a separate drive and ...
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Help with symlink

I accidentally changed permission to 000 on symlink: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 In effect ubuntu 15.10 can't execute any bash command (binary). In this situation chroot from live cd is not ...
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Symlink not working

I am trying to link java plugin to Opera. I have tried all sorts of methods. These are Opera's instructions for after JRE's installation: So that Java will be discovered, type the following ...
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rsync doesn't resolve target symlink to directory

I'm using ssh to connect to a remote machine. In my home directory there, I created a symlink to a mounted directory, as you can see below: username@hostname:~$ ls -l lrwxrwxrwx 1 username users 69 ...
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update-alternatives arguments - <link> and <path> can't be the same

I want to add vimb to the default browsers in x-www-browser. I don't see it in update-alternatives --config x-www-browser, so I think I have to --install it. After some time spent in reading man ...
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Symbolic link, samba share, Ubuntu 14.04

I am a Unix dabbler at best, I would appreciate some expert help. I have upgraded one of my machines from 12.04 to 14.04 and lost a path to a windows samba share. On a 12.04 machine I have a samba ...
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Meaning of “b” and “c” in file privileges description (output of ls -l)

Basic question regarding the ls utility. What do letters "b" and "c" mean at the beginning of the 10-symbol code describing the item privileges ? From what I understand, when typing ls -l, the ...
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Nautilus: Visited directory via symlink, now I can't go one level up in the target directory hierarchy

I created a shortcut via "make link" option. When I enter to this shortcut's folder I can't see any folders above it so I can't easily navigate to them. Is there a way to go one folder up in the GUI? ...
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How to solve linking problem to build a project?

I'm trying to run "make all" to build a project, and keep getting error CXX/LD -o .build_release/tools/compute_image_mean.bin /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libunwind.so.8: undefined reference to ...
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How can i remove home directory from download directory without deleting it

In my Downloads folder when I make ls I see the home directory, and I don't know why, I want to remove it but I am afraid to remove my home folder. Can anyone tell me how I can just remove the home ...
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What is the right way to remove that symbolic link in Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I've created this link: sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/phpmyadmin.conf I've tried to remove it in these ways: sudo unlink /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf ...
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How do I find all custom-created symbolic links in the entire system?

I've created several symbolic links in different places. I can't really recall where each one of them is in the system and I've already removed programs they are associated with. Is there a script / ...
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Interpret Windows symlinks as Linux symlinks

I have a bunch of files on a (Windows) network mounted location. Many of these files are Windows's symbolic links. Is there anything I can do to tell Ubuntu to interpet these Windows symlinks ...
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How to create a symlink without expanding variable?

I'm trying to create a symlink that links /root/.gtkrc-2.0.mine to /home/$USER/.gtkrc-2.0.mine. Whenever I try to run the following, the variable expands, so if I copied it to another computer, it ...
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Show full-path for links [duplicate]

The real path for the folder TEMP DESK is: /home/username/Desktop/Dropbox/mystuff/TEMP DESK But when I click on the link that I created for it, it shows: /home/username/Desktop/Link to ...
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Problems with Java and Symlinks

i'm having troubles with the java jar files symlink. First of all i've to use java -jar command if i don't do it the java file doesn't run properly. Well the problem starts when i symlink the jar ...
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Can I change the text that's added to the file name when I make a link to it?

If I make a link to, say, "make believe.mp3", the link is named "Link to make believe.mp3", but I'd rather name it "make believe.mp3 - link", so that being a link doesn't interfere with its alphabetic ...