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 directory and all of its subdirectories (on the same partition).
However, the following does not work:
root@fab-ux:/home/fab-user/Public # ln --directory ../Documents/CV/ CV ln: failed to create hard link ‘CV’ => ‘../Documents/CV/’: Operation not permitted
Is there a kernel/File System (Running on EXT4) parameter that will allow me to accomplish this foolishness?
Yes, I can mount bind, can hard link individual files through a cron job, ... But the point is that I want both the convenience of physically only one directory and all its files and the convenience of only uploading certain hard-linked directories in my Public directory to the cloud and the cloud software detects symbolic links and doesn't support them and most important of all: I'm running Ubuntu! Not OSX nor Windows: I want the system to do what I want!