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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Restore 'cd ..' functionality after following a symbolic link

If I create a symbolic link in the terminal with a command like ln -s /path/to/some/directory symbolicLink and then follow the link with cd symbolicLink the terminal appears to think that the cwd ...
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/bin/sh is a symbolic link that doesn't point to /bin/bash [closed]

I was installing the software environment of Armadeus experiment board APF27DEV, and when I tried the make command, it gave me the following error message: On your system /bin/sh is a symbolic link ...
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Question about the symlink of the ln command

Can anybody give me an example why should we use the symlink kind of the "ln" command between files? I know that when you create symlink file, that file size is very small and it redirect to the main ...
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How can I make a symbolic link to run a program with command line argument?

How can I make a symbolic link to run a program with command line argument? For example, I want to run sample with -i eth0 argument every time when I click on a symbol link.
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Unfortunately Deleted /usr/bin/python

Unfortunately I deleted the /usr/bin/python in my ubuntu 12.04 I went to /usr/bin/ and run ls -al then I got lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 64 Jul 13 14:58 python -> ...
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To make link of windows files

Whenever I make a link(shortcut) of windows files I find "The link is broken"after restarting system.How to make permanent link?
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How to use multiple instances of gcc?

I have both gcc 4.7.3 and 4.8.1 installed But on running gcc --version I get gcc (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.3-1ubuntu1) 4.7.3 Copyright (C) 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see ...
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Symblic link glut CodeBlocks

I am trying to run this code in CodeBlocks http://pastebin.com/VkyRnkKm and I am getting this errors I have freeglut installed and I have been running glut and openGL and SDL programs before ...
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Force /dev/sd* assignments on boot

I've got a server with 7 hard drives in it. When I run the command "hddtemp" it takes a /dev/sd* path to tell you the temperature of a drive. I'd like to be able to set up my drives to be persistent ...
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Symbolic link for lampp isn't working 100%

Note: I'm a beginner in ubuntu I've been trying for some time to set XAMPP up on my Ubuntu machine so I can develop my PHP projects. I found out that I can't directly modify the htdocs folder because ...
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msp430/bin/ld: cannot find -lc

I installed successfully msp430-gcc 4.7.0 compiler. The compiler at the final stage of the linking process it shows me the following error for Ubuntu 12.04. msp430-gcc -mmcu=msp430f1611 ...
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How to change Taskbar from left corner to button? [duplicate]

I want to customize the ubuntu ls taskbar to the button location . How can i do it ? Please anybody answer it?
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ubuntu 13.04 cant read windows 8 partition anymore

I freshly installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 8 PC. Dual booting it, I created a symbolic link while on ubuntu to my windows based Dropbox directory. The link worked fine while the computer was still ...
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failed to add phy80211

My old Dell D610 has crashed following recent up-date. The one message I have managed to find is 'failed to add phy80211 symlink to netdev! cfg80211 [36.818577]. scribbled notes so message may not be ...
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How to install gcc/g++ 4.4 and make links

Because I cannot compile some code by gcc/g++ 4.7, I want to install gcc/g++ 4.4. I searched the Internet and found some different way. I don't know what is the best solution. Is it possible to ...
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Access to other disk for a normal user and .bashrc for root

I'm working with sbt tool to build an Android app with Scala. It really doesn't matter what this tool does and how it does exactly. The problem is that Android SDK home directory located on the other ...
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Tar extract symbolic link before extracting the target

I use sshfs to mount folders inside my home directory and one of those is Steam. Each time tar is used to extract in those folder, it will fail calling utime on all symlinks. I noticed that tar ...
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How to link to a read only file system

I mounted my DVD drive and now wanted to create a symlink within a samba share to direct to the DVD drive's mount point. This failed because of the DVD drive being mounted as read-only. Is there a way ...
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Wine shows its applications three times in the 'Open with' dialog

Today I noticed that wine is listing its applications many times when I go to the 'Open with other application...' dialog. It is very strange. Where are these symbolic links stored which are shown in ...
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Files (Nautilus?) shows the real location of Symbolic Links [duplicate]

I some of the "folders" in my home directory are symbolic links to a larger hard drive mounted on /mnt/data. I would like it if when I click on (for example) Music in my home directory, Nautilus ...
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In: No such command - trying to create a symlink and 'in' does not work

I'm using a Ubuntu 12.10 server (an Amazon AWS EC2 Instance) and I need to create a symlink which needs the In command but this appears not to be installed. The message i get is In: No such command ...
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Mirror Files and Documents from Windows machine to Ubuntu in Virtualbox

Ok, so I have a machine with a dual boot installed (Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10). They are on separate hard drives. I already have Virtualbox set up to boot from the linux physical hard drive (Windows ...
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How can I stop Nautilus from dereferencing symlinks? [closed]

I use symbolic links to tidy my home folder. This works well in the terminal, since the links create the illusion of normal folders: In Nautilus, however, the links behave more like Windows ...
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Are symlinks internally bidirectional or are they only pointing somewhere?

How are symlinks implemented? Are references stored on both sides or only in the location where the symlink is pointing from? Story: I have a weird "bug" in the folder view of Sublime. A folder that ...
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Can I set up a symbolic link-esque alias from (e.g.) “mybinary dothing” to “dothing”?

I have a script that takes some gene data and runs it through dozens of programs to try to tease out as much information as possible and make me some pretty reports. However, while it seems to work ...
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Is there a difference between a symbolic link via terminal or right-click make link?

I'm wondering if there is a difference between going to a terminal and typing ln -s path 'path or just right clicking on something and selecting make link.
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Can I symlink a Dropbox folder?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 as a dual boot with Windows 8. I'd already had windows up and running for a few months before installing Ubuntu, so in order to have my files accessible from both ...
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What's the best way to add native-looking links to my NTFS data partition?

I have many documents, backups, movies, photos which I have in a Windows data partition (D: drive) that is on the same box as my Ubuntu installation. I want to be able to use this from Ubuntu, with ...
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Run diff on symlinks

I have two folders containing a number of broken symlinks. Is there a way to make diff compare the target of the links instead of trying to follow the links?
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How can I synchronize Windows links (.lnk) to 12.10 using Ubuntu One?

My problem 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 ...
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12.10 403 Forbidden SymLink

I am trying to set up a simple development environment and even after setting all the permissions, I can't get past the 403 error <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost ...
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How to copy symbolic links while preserving the validity of the link?

Say under directory /usr/local/boost_1_52_0/stage/lib, I have a symbolic link: libboost_timer.so, which points to the regular file libboost_timer.so.1.52.0 in the same directory. How can I cp the ...
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How to create a read-only link to a directory?

One of my scripts dynamically creates a symlink like so: ln -s /home/hosting/projects/images /home/hosting/projects/demo/images How can I make it so that the access through link is read-only?
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How do I automatically create links to directories?

What is the easiest/quickest way to share files among different users? I would like each user to have access to the same music and pictures directories. Creating symbolic links seems tedious as I ...
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How do symbolic links work in Dropbox?

I made some links to files in a folder. When I added that folder to Dropbox, the links contained duplicate copies of the files linked to. Have you had this problem? Do you understand what is ...
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Symbolic Links wont work

I'm trying to move my .vimrc file into my .vim folder. I read that a symbolic link would allow vim to be able to find my .vimrc file. So i go, ln -s ~/.vim/.vimrc ~/.vimrc But all this seems to do ...
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Why does ln fails with EEXIST?

I am trying to link a file named genes.gtf to my directory, but I'm getting this error: ln: failed to create symbolic link `./genes.gtf': File exists What should I do?
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How do I deal with too many levels of symbolic links?

I'm using Ubuntu Live USB to access my windows files, I'd like to perform a complete, file by file, backup of the Windows C: Drive. Since I want everything backed up, I'm doing a copy and paste. Copy ...
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Symbolic Link says it is pointing to correct folder but goes to parent in FileZilla

I used the following to create a symbolic link ln -s /var/www/example.com/target/public_html faker When I use readfile faker it shows the correct link but when I navigate through FileZilla it take ...
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Help With Hard links And Symlinks Moving Directory And Files

I have a symlink /var linking to /tmpfs/var.1 /var -> /tmpfs/var.1 I start a script called cache_tmpfs from /etc/rc.local on startup. This script will copy /var.backup/* contents to ...
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Evince won't save files, says “Permission denied”

If I go into evince's save dialog, go to /home/username/Documents, in my home directory, and try to create a new directory (e.g. foo), the operation fails. Evince says: Could not create directory ...
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Wine won't follow Symbolic links

I can't get Wine to follow some symbolic links I have in my home folder or in applications. Is there a way to enable this? This is on Wine-1.5.18. Edit: Just in case it helps, I'm trying to use a ...
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What are some typical uses of hard links?

Everyone who was used to Windows can imagine what symlinks are and how they're used. On the other hand, the hard link concept is foreign to Windows (am I correct?). I would like to know what are the ...
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How do I redirect PlayOnLinux to a different partition?

Okay! This sounds kind of hard, but it should be entirely doable. I have Ubuntu and Windows on the same disk. On the Windows partition, I have a game installed (Guild Wars 2, but this shouldn't ...
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Do symlinks from HDD to SSD give a performance hit?

I am planning to install Kubuntu onto an SSD, but have /home mounted on a hard disk drive. But also, I would like some /home/... subdirectories to benefit from SSD's performance (they will be read ...
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How to move one directory back when path contains symlink

I want to move one directory back in Thunar when I get into by symbolic link. I know that in terminal I can use cd -P but I want to obtain this behavior in Thunar.
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Help with creating symbolic link

I'm a little bit confused with how the symbolic links work. I hope someone can guide me in the right direction. I want to put a demo online from our software, which normally only runs locally on a ...
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Cannot transfer file due to “Filesystem does not support symbolic links” error

When I want to transfer files from my local hard drive to my thumbdrive, I keep getting this error: Filesystem does not support symbolic links. I don't know what this is, I need help with ...
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How to rsync a chroot without breaking symlinks? [closed]

I'd like to rsync (backup) a chroot environment from outside the chroot. For that I first make a lvm snapshot of the chroot volume and then run rsync on that. The only problem with this approach: ...
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Symbolic Link: No such file or directory

I created a symbolic Link from a File at "/opt/bladir/bla" to "bla". So "bla" is now in "/usr/bin/bla". But if I want to call "bla" at terminal, there comes the no such file or directory error. I ...