Questions tagged [symbolic-link]

A 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 the files that symbolic link files link to.

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Cannot access udev symlink with python serial immediately on startup

I have configured a udev rule to create a symlink for a USB device: SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ATTRS{idVendor}=="3032", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0014", SYMLINK+="ttyUSB_GPS" ...
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WebDav and Symlinks

I'm trying to create a webdav server and wanted to see if it is possible to create a symlink to a folder from /mnt/usb to /var/www/webdab. So, first a create a symlink. ❯ cd /var/www/webdav ❯ ll total ...
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Symbolic link from Nas to home folder

I'm trying to create a link from my unraid Nas to my Ubuntu vm that I have running in it but ever time I make it the link says its broken and wants me to remove it
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create a sym link from a folder content to another directory

I have a Ubuntu server running in a virtualized environment for my web development activities. The host OS is sharing with Ubuntu a folder with this path: /media/psf/Sites and this folder Sites ...
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Created symlink over directory

I wanted /usr/bin/local to symlink to /home/jonas/swift-5.3.3-RELEASE-ubuntu20.04/usr/bin/swift, so I entered the following command: sudo ln -s swift-5.3.3-RELEASE-ubuntu20.04/usr/bin/swift /usr/bin/...
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How to search for files with Krunner?

I was expecting krunner (and maybe the other Launchers like Application Launcher, Application Menu, Application Dashboard) to find files the way Synapse does or even Whisker menu. For some time these ...
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How can I create symlinks in sshfs mounts?

Summary Even the simplest symlinks (relative, target in same directory) can't be read after they were created via sshfs itself. ls indicates the presence of the symlink but gets an error as it tries ...
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Create Symbolic link into Gnome's online account --googleDrive?

I have a question to ask, how can I create a symbolic link into the drive's path from my local directory? In the past, I've done it using the OpenDive package, but never tried with gnome's online ...
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Home directory being symlinked all over

first post in this community. I am using Ubuntu 20.10 installed on WSL 2 and I have not had any issues after upgrading until recently. I noticed that my home directory is being symlinked all over the ...
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Mirroring a windows partition's home folder in ubuntu

I tried looking this up to no avail. I am planning on setting up a ubuntu partition at work on one of the computers. I am wondering if there is a way to mirror the windows user folder (C:/users/[USER])...
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is it possible to create symbolic links on exfat filesystem?

I cannot even change permissions with chmod 777 that on one hand returns no error but on the other does not change the permissions either. File system is exfat. But my issue is inabililty to create ...
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Why is 000-default.conf a symlink?

Why is 000-default.conf a symlink? lrwxrwxrwx 1 cole cole 35 Mar 3 10:36 000-default.conf -> ../sites-available/000-default.conf I am trying to use notepad via WinSCP to edit and save my changes ...
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Create softlink to Onedrive folder in admin root

I am using onedrive (Onedrive is terminal based sync application used to sync onedrive from local folder to onedrive in cloud from microsoft) to sync folders. Since, it is in root folder, it asks for ...
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programs can't use symlink folders

I have few symlink folders to my HDD hard drive (I have Hybrid hard drive and my home folder is on my SSD hard drive), and apps such as vlc media player and spotify can't open,use that folder, for ...
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Is there a way to autoupdate symlinks?

If I have a file somewhere and move it somewhere, is there a method of making sure that all symbolic links that pointed to it are updated as well? Something that's either like mv --magic-option src ...
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how can I give FTP files link for make them downloadable easily through that link?

I am new here and a beginner at Linux Ubuntu. First of all, I created an FTP server and configured it. I give access only to some users that I choose. When I try to download files through get command,...
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How can I efficiently retarget multiple symlinks?

I have a fairly large number of symlinks (more than a hundred in a single folder, and anywhere up to a couple dozen in each of a couple dozen other folders) that don't work after moving from Mate 16....
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Xubuntu: can't see certain directories

So I upgraded my Xubuntu to 20.04. I have the Documents and Pictures folders soft linked to a different partition (ln -s /opt/jdb/documents /home/jonathan/Documents and so on). Everything works fine ...
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Turning path in file to softlink automatically in VirtualBox

I am using virtualbox (ubuntu 16.04, host : win10) for a project and I have a file utils containing a single-line path ../../system_utils, which I need to use ln -s command to turn it into a real ...
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untar OpenFoam v2012 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS under WSL2

I try to follow the OpenFOAM installation guide on Windows 10. However I can't get to the final files as I get trouble with the following command: '''sudo tar -xvzf OpenFOAM-v2012-windows10.tgz -C /...
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Difference between directory and file paths for symlink and hardlink in Linux

I'm trying to define symlink and hardlinks between directories and files. For example, I defined the path: /mnt/data/d1/myp And I wrote the command like that for symlink. ln -s /etc/passwd /mnt/data/...
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How to create a symbolic link in a GDrive folder

I have a folder $HOME/important_folder that I want to have a backup of on Google Drive. The Google Drive is setup and mounted (under /run/user/1000/gvfs/google-drive:host=gmail.com,user=myUserName) In ...
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Why does my symlink to /usr/local/bin not work?

I installed Julia locally by unpacking it into a folder. Then I tried to add the executable to /usr/local/bin since I don't want to modify the $PATH. sudo ln -s bin/julia-1.5.3/bin/julia /usr/local/...
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Storing Scripts vs Storing Symbolic Links in /usr/local/bin

I have a bunch of scripts that I use on a regular basis. I am storing them in a folder on my disk(not in the $PATH),so I had to manually execute them from that folder. I (finally) decided to make my ...
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symlink inside public folder to access private folder

I have a shared linux machine with user/public/ and user/private/ folders. I have a subfolder or 2 inside private that need to stay in private. For example, I might have user/private/projects/project1/...
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boot stops after dangling symlink to etc/resolv and cgroup unknown option

I have a Jetson TX2 with ubuntu 18.04. I had an issue with a package version installed (cudnn) and tried to change it without flashing the board (cause i don’t have an available computer for the ...
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Why does the symbolic link /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcuda.so.1 keeps getting automatically reset?

I built a docker container using the nvidia docker image nvidia/cuda:10.2-cudnn8-devel-ubuntu18.04 on my ubuntu server to run pytorch programs. The server is installed with nvidia driver version 430....
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Move Apache's /var/www/html to another mount-point/disk?

I've got a vm set up with Apache and mysql and it works so far: but it only has 16gb, just for Ubuntu, Apache and Mysql. But I've also got a data disk: I've done the steps to change the document-...
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new ubuntu mate install, old home on separate drive, decrypted and mounted to /tmp… now what?

I have my Ubuntu MATE install on my SSD while my old home is on a separate HDD set to automount. After much confusion and issues, I managed to decrypt and mount my home and now can access it via /tmp ...
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Snap creating a symlink to home folders? Is there a way to turn off these links?

So, Snap has a 'snap' folder in my Home Directory, with more folders for the Snap apps I've installed, from the Ubuntu Software Centre. One thing that I've noticed is that one of those apps, Inkscape, ...
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Can I share docker overlay2 between two host systems?

I would like to install on my local computer two systems, eg.: Ubuntu and Arch. I know that all libraries, system settings, user settings should be distinct for these systems. But in case of: docker (...
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ln -s fails to create símbolic to a file

I am trying to install arm toolchain and my programming teacher gave me instructions how to do it. I extracted the downloaded libraries in /opt and I tried to create links in /usr/local/bin pointing ...
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Why does my new version of Firefox only run from the GUI but not the terminal?

This all started when I wanted to get rid of the title bar in Firefox. I looked up how to solve this and all the answers gave a simple solution along the lines of "check this box in your ...
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How can I mass-link files?

I have hundreds of folders, in quantities from one to a couple dozen in each of twenty or more parent folders, each uniquely named (across my entire system) in a way that will cause them all to ...
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Can't upgrade to latest Ubuntu version due to corruption in Python 3's symlink

I wanted to upgrade my Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. When I try to do that I got the following error: Your python3 install is corrupted. Please fix the '/usr/bin/python3' symlink. I've looked for solutions, ...
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Program won't run without sudo (issue with symlink and gdal?)

What does it mean if a program will only run if I initiate it in the terminal with sudo? For example, qgis gives /usr/bin/qgis.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libltidsdk.so: cannot open ...
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Rsync, remove source files, symlink

Need help with this one. I am trying to move some folders from source to destination with error handling (because mv failed to close files I am looking at rsync now). But it’s not deleting the source ...
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Bash script for copying only modified files

I have a very large base dir called proj_base containing humongous amount of files and directories. Mostly every day I create a proj_base_ndate and copy contents previous day folder proj_base_n-1date, ...
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assign different colors to the output of ls depending on whether the files are regular or link targets

I'm using this command ls -L -AltGF * to list files in my directory, but follow links to targets. What I'd like to do is distinguish between which files are links and which are not. So for ...
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Is a symlink the right approach for this issue?

Dedi running Ubuntu 18.04. Aim: I want to spoof a directory on my cloud mount to appear in same local directory alongside locally stored files. Background: I have my calibre database file 'metadata.db'...
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Symbolic links invisible in nautilus on network drive

I have a qnap nas TS-219P II, which I can access through my local network. However when creating symbolic links through ssh on the nas itself they are not visible in nautilus. The links are visible ...
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Symbolic link not working

I tried to make a symbolic link between directories, but it's not working. I made a directory called C_drive and then did the following command: sudo ln -s this/directory/way/over/here/myfolder ~/...
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R/bin/exec/R: error while loading shared libraries: libicuuc.so.56: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am running a software 'CPAT' for my bioinformatics analysis. I downloaded the software by pip3 install CPATsoftware_link. When I try to run the following command I am getting this error. ...
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Infinite loop when trying to launch a symbolic-link to a bash script

I am trying to create a symbolic-link by using: $ ln -s path/to/foo.sh ~/.local/bin/bar In the path where foo.sh is executed there is another file, named foo. The following bash-script executes ...
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How to update a .so link in program path?

Some quick background, I am trying to get mosquitto to work with both websocket support and mysql back auth-plugin. I am using version 1.5.5 of the mosquitto broker as this works with the auth-plugin ...
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Autodesk Maya 2017 symbol lookup error on start in Ubuntu 20.04

I've installed Maya 2017 on Ubuntu 20.04, and fixed all start up errors using these commands. ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtiff.so.5.2.4 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3 ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/...
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How to activate the option of “make link” with right click? [duplicate]

I want to create a shortcut of a folder on my desktop and I want to do it with the option of "make link" which is not there when I right-click on the folder. I don't want to use billion of commands on ...
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How to Update Many Symbolic Links at Once

I recently upgraded my computer and along with a new OS I have a new username. Because of that I have a References directory full of links that don't work anymore, but they would if I could simply ...
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Symbolic link to directory

I'm trying to create a shortcut/link to a folder in a shared partition. However the following code generates a broken link: ln -s $PWD ~/Desktop/ Any ideas. I'm sure in 18.04 I just did a right ...
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Your python3 install is corrupted. Please fix the '/usr/bin/python3' symlink [duplicate]

Context: I am looking to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I performed following steps: $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt upgrade -y $ sudo reboot $ sudo apt --purge autoremove $ sudo apt install update-...

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