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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Creating a symlink from one folder to another with different names?

I have to folders, one of which is my webserver root. I want to link it to my project folder so that I can keep things up-to-date with Git. If I try to do this: ln -s /home/user/project ...
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Symbolic link to Windows partition breaks at restart [duplicate]

I have a dual boot between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I can access my Windows partition from Nautilus as if it were a device, so I can make a sym links in my Ubuntu environment that point to ...
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Symbolic link that leads to one directory when writing, but another when reading

For my specific case, I am running a minecraft server on a SSD. I want to store one set of game files on the SSD so I can have a fast load time, but auto-backup to my HDD so I don't wear out the SSD ...
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How can I set a symlink from /tmp/mysql.sock?

I've tried to set a symlink from /tmp/mysql.sock -> /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock however whenever I try to do it using the following command: sudo ln -s /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock /tmp/mysql.sock ...
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“Trick” AeroFS to synchronize outside AeroFS folder without symbolic links

I am trying to have a backup copy of my laptop files using AeroFS. AeroFS creates a folder in your home directory (similar to Dropbox) and syncs anything inside of it. I would like to sync folders ...
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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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Cannot create symbolic link to Clang3.6

Whenever I try and run the CLang compiler with the 3.6 release I always get The program 'clang' can be found in the following packages: * clang * clang-3.3 Try: sudo apt-get install <selected ...
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Does Windows recognize symlinks created under Ubuntu?

Before, I dual installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. They shared a Windows ntfs partition by mounting the partition under Ubuntu. I don't remember if the symlinks created under Ubuntu could be ...
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How can I link two directories so that edits in one directory are reflected in the other directory?

I have a website,Foo, running on Apache. Foo's files are in the /var/www directory /var/www/foo Recently, I switched to developing with WebStorm. My webstorm directory is WebStorm_Projects/. I ...
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Is there a way to mount a windows share as a Symbolic link using Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to mount a windows share as symbolic link so that a mounted drive does not appear on the sidebar under network using Ubuntu 14.04.
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is sh a symbolic link to bash? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to know if sh is a symbolic link to bash. Similarly, if "/usr/bin/awk" is a symbolic link to gawk and if "/usr/bin/yacc" is a symbolic link to bison or a small script that ...
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Installing Python Module with Boost

I am trying to install a computer vision program via python setup.py install but it returns /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_python-mt-py26 Now I run the following command dpkg -l ...
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Building a Python Module Problem

I am having the following issue and am not sure how to fix. I do not know what linking is but I hear it's related to the problem. I'm trying to set up a python module: First I call in the directory ...
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Best way to execute script from another linux user on the same system

I've set a script to be running on subdomain.domain.com mostly for security by isolation reasons. I need to include some output of it at domain.com. The thing is it uses ajax and hence cross-domain ...
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SymLink for “/home/martin” in another disk of same machine

I'm looking for a solution for the problem like below. What ever file or DIR that i put in /home/martin DIR, should land in /home-extended/martin DIR. Reason behind this, is /home DIR has only 2 GB ...
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What is the difference between a hard link and a symbolic link?

As the title says, I would like to know the difference between a hard link and a soft link created by the command ln. The command man ln does provide information, but does not sufficiently answer my ...
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Running Quake with Darkplaces from symlink, id1 folder not recognized

I'm new to Linux (have only been using it for a few days) and am using Ubuntu 14.04. I've been a Windows user my whole life, so there are a lot of things I'm getting used to. One example: symlinks. ...
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Symbolic link permission denied, shared folder over cifs

I have synology rack , and im using one folder from my ubuntu 12.04. but I wont be able to create a symbolic link on mounted folder, getting permission denied error, below is my fstab entry ...
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how to run “acpype” program?

If I want to open this program, I am giving "acpype" in the terminal and getting the following error: sslab1@sslab1-ThinkCentre-Edge72:~$ acpype bash: /usr/local/bin/acpype: Permission denied What ...
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Link to NTFS partition broken after reboot [duplicate]

I've created a link to a folder located on a NTFS partition, in the same HDD where Ubuntu is installed. After rebooting, the link says it's broken (the link shows a lock icon to the lower right and ...
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Shortcut to execute shell scipt? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a shortcut that will run a .sh file deep in some directory without having to navigating to the absolute path. I have tried using aliases, which did not work as. Using soft/hard ...
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How to install ACPYPE and fix the error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to install acpype in ubuntu 14.04 and I followed the comments given in ubuntu program installation guide: I have followed the following commands. acpype go to the directory in which you ...
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Symlinks: Can't create one because file exists, cant remove it because there is no such file

I posted this already on stackoverflow and it was suggested I ask here... I am running ubuntu 14.04 in vagrant on a windows 7 pc. I am running VirtualBox and git bash as administrator. I've created ...
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Link to Windows desktop gets broken [duplicate]

I mount C:/, and I create a link from my Ubuntu desktop to Windows desktop. However, when I restart the computer, mount C again, and double click on the link, I get the error message This link cannot ...
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How can I find the difference between a folder and a folder link in Ubuntu?

Earlier, I had created some links to another folder using the following command. sudo ln -s path_name link_name These links are looking similar to the folders. I am not able to differentiate ...
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Creating Mediawiki issue

Im right right now in the middle of creating Mediawiki on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS for client and i'm having some troubles doing that. I managed to establish accessible Mediawiki instance in apache but i ...
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Symlink error “This location could not be displayed”

Just upgraded to 14.04 (and it wasn't super easy, had a number of issues to fix...) I have a few external hard drives with video files. In my ~/Videos/ directory I had symlinks to those drives ...
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Messed up with libudev files and now I can't boot

So I wanted to test cgminer on ubuntu and I was getting an error message about missing libudev file so in a rush I tried to read a few answers on here but instead of fixing it, I just messed up things ...
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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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Start MATLAB R2014b by clicking icon in Kubuntu 14.10

After installation of Matlab 2014b on Kubuntu, I've created symbolic link to matlab.sh. And now when I start it in Konsole by matlab or ./matlab it works fine. But if I launch it by clicking on file ...
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Racket installation: What should be the ideal response to this installation question

I am trying to install racket on my Ubuntu 14.04. Downloaded the .sh file from http://racket-lang.org/download/. Ran sudo install into a desired folder(eg. ~/Documents/racket/). Entered ...
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How to link to php from xampp installation so i can just use php command instead of full path?

I have xubuntu installation and xampp installed on my pc, and everything works great, but lately i am experimenting a little bit with laravel framework and a lot of tutorials and people just use php ...
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how to find symbolic link for a specific file

i want to know how to find if a certain file has a symbolic link to another file? the LN command # ln -s /etc/kannel.conf /etc/kannel/kannel.conf how to confirm this symbolic link?
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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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Can't use symlinks in local /var/www directory

I'm setting up my local LAMP server, and when I go to it, I can't follow symlinks with the Apache user (www-data). At this point, I've tried chowning and chmoding and I've added Options ...
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Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?

I've decided to go with the dedicated home/data partition way of doing things for my first multiboot configuration, and for that reason have a bunch of symlinks linking to where I've mounted that ...
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How to create a soft or symbolic link?

I am installing p4v in /opt, but /usr/bin is on my path. Is it possible to create a soft or symbolic link for p4v from /opt to /usr/bin, so I can just type "p4v" since /usr/bin is in my path?
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Make mplayer2 use libass5 instead of libass4 via symlink

Can I make a symlink to libass5 to make mplayer2 use it instead of libass4 (which is currently depending on)? If yes, then How? And will I use symlink to replace the entire directory of libass4 or ...
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Behaviour of symlinks

I successfully and not successfully created a symlink: I have two directories ~/foo and ~/bar Now I have a file called baz.txt in this path ~/foo. My aim was to create a symlink in ~/bar so I ...
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Libreoffice writer: hyperlink to another document does not work

I have some files (*.doc, msword 2003) with hyperlinks for crossreference. Those files open on libreoffice, but only local targets (within the same file) work. I've tried to remove and recreate ...
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force cp to copy on dangling symlinks

Is there any way to force cp (Bash 4.2.5, Ubuntu 12.04) to copy onto a dangling symlink? cp a-file path/to/danling/symlink/a-file cp: not writing through dangling symlink ...
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How to create link that can be followed in SFTP?

SFTP jails the user into his home dir. Let's say I have two users. What if I'd like to share files and folders between them both?! Is there a way? Is it possible through links? I tried out with ...
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removing shortcut created during deb installer, at uninstall

In the deb package, I have created a desktop shortcut to the application blah.postinst: #!/bin/sh cp /usr/share/applications/blah.desktop ~/Desktop/ chmod 777 ~/Desktop/blah.desktop using dpkg -r ...
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Help creating a simple DEB installer

Installing my app is a relatively simple process, I just need to copy a few files onto the target machine. I've got a simple DEBIAN/control file, and the files I need to copy in the right ...
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how to remove symbolic link

i was doing sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin /var/www/phpmyadmin but i accidentally typed something else. So now I want to correct it but it says symbolic link already exist. Please help, Thanks in ...
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Creating the $LFS tools Directory

i am working on LFS, and getting this error creating symbolic links. i checked this link but no help, also googled but nothing works. # ln -sv $LFS/tools / ‘/tools’ -> ‘/mnt/lfs/tools’ in root ...
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Nautilus shows different permissions (than `ls`) for linked directory

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and i have changed one of my folders permission . when i do ls -al in that directory it shows me : total 48 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Nov 3 05:14 . drwxr-xr-x 30 root ...
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What is a “failed to create a symbolic link: file exists” error?

I'm trying to create a symlink in my home directory to a directories and files on my data partition. I've tried: ~/Documents$ ln -sv ~/Documents/saga ...
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Automatically create links symbolic links between directories, creating one uber directory

I have one directory, folder1, that I have shared via samba. I have another directory, folder2, that is not shared, but contains a lot of subfolders that I do want to share. When a user connects to ...
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How to find the final target of a daisy-chain of symbolic links?

I needed to issue several commands to follow a chain of symbolic links to the final target. Is there a command which will do it in a single step? which updatedb /usr/bin/updatedb ls -l ...