In OSX I can set the permissions of the symlink itself (instead of the thing it points to using the -h). From the man page:
-h If the file is a symbolic link, change the mode of the link itself rather than the file that the link points to.
In Ubuntu 14.04 I try to set permissions of a symlink, but it's only set on the symlink target.
It's regarding a symlink from
/somewhere/else/privatekey, so permissions are important for ssh. How can I achieve this?