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Operating Systems OS X (Apple) Sym Link problem
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Old 09-24-2008
Sym Link problem

Hi,
I am using Mac X 10.5. It's supporting BSD. I am getting strange problem.

• Launch the terminal.
• Create a directory. Use cd <directory>
• Now create another directory test with command “mkdir test”.
• Create a soft link with command “ln -s text.txt test”
• Go to the test directory “cd test”.
• Run the command ls -la. Output would be as

lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 8 Sep 24 12:59 text.txt -> text.txt

Here, a file is pointing it self.
Anybody know, why it's happening.
# 2  
Old 09-25-2008
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Originally Posted by Saurabh78
Anybody know, why it's happening.
It is this command: ln -s text.txt test


It creates a link (by default named text.txt because you didn't specify) in the test directory, pointing to text.txt.

If you tell us what you are trying to accomplish, someone might be able to help you out with the proper commands to use.

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