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revised Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
He is dual-booting with Mac, and using HFS+ filesystem for his data.
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
@funkyrailroad: I added some more information to my answer after reading your comments. Hope they help. Unfortunately, I have no experience dual-booting OSX.
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comment apache2 on ubuntu 14 - localhost works but ip doesn't
@Anders: Thanks, I kind of figured that out but wasn't 100% sure, but the way he first wrote it made me think it was external - bg.org is a real domain name. The thing is, I've created many web sites both locally and remote, and never had to do anything fancy to get this to work, so something is fishy.
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answered Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
Did you check the ownership of the link, or of the actual directory that the link is point at? Both matter. But I'm creating an answer, so I can get more detailed.
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comment 14.10 Cannot ping www.google.com
Have you tried using the sutomatic (default) network configuration, or creating a new one if you don't have it? Perhaps you didn't enter the information correctly for DNS servers
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answered Add aditional HDD to already instaled ubuntu server
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
One thing just occurred to me... are you the owner of the directories that you are linking to (and the owner of the link)? If not, the links won't work.
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
Logic? You have said in multiple places "absolute links". I simply wanted to set the record straight, that they are, in fact, symbolic links. And I added that symbolic links are the type you should use. Other than that, all I've said is that I use symbolic links exactly like you, and it works as expected everywhere. So, I don't know what's different with your system. Have you tried creating the links using Nautilus? Right-click on a directory, choose "Make Link", then copy (and rename) that link to where you want it.
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
But you said you used ln -s, which is a symbolic link. That is what you want, anyway.
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comment Cannot SSH into Ubuntu14.04 Server Remotely
Glad you got it to work. I updated my answer with some information about dynamic DNS, in case you might be interested. It makes it easier to access your home servers, especially if the ip address changes.
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revised Cannot SSH into Ubuntu14.04 Server Remotely
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answered Cannot SSH into Ubuntu14.04 Server Remotely
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comment Add aditional HDD to already instaled ubuntu server
I think your question is too general. You need to do some reading, and ask questions as they come up. We have no idea where you need to start, and it is a lot of instructions to tell you everything. If you truly know nothing about how to do it, and can't understand by reading, then perhaps you need to find someone to help.
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
That's exactly how I've been doing it for years, and I can't tell the difference between the link and a directory using nautilus or the terminal or any other apps. What GUI are you using that does not work?
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comment apache2 on ubuntu 14 - localhost works but ip doesn't
@dot: Mostly, I was fooled by your data,where you used an external domain name. I'm not an expert on ip addresses, so it may be a local address, but I'm used to seeing either 192.168.x.x or 10.0.x.x. I wasn't sure, so that's why I asked.
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