Visit The New, Modern Unix Linux Community


Symbolic links between directories


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Symbolic links between directories
# 1  
Symbolic links between directories

Hi all,

lets consider 2 directories test1 and test2. I want to link test2 to point to test1, how do u do this?
# 2  
You cant...
But you could create a symbolic link in test1 pointing to test2
Or
You would have to remove test1...
# 3  
Thanks for the info, Smilie

Even i was facing the same issue so i posted it in the forums.

Code:
zer0@testserver: /tmp/test # mkdir 1 2
zer0@testserver: /tmp/test # ln -s 1 2
zer0@testserver: /tmp/test # ll -R
total 0
drwxr-xr-x   2 root       sys             96 Oct 26 10:35 1
drwxr-xr-x   2 root       sys             96 Oct 26 10:36 2

./1:
total 0

./2:
total 0
lrwxr-xr-x   1 root       sys              1 Oct 26 10:36 1 -> 1


Last edited by Scott; 09-25-2013 at 08:08 PM.. Reason: Code tags, please...
# 4  
You can also create an hard link using ln or bind (using mount --bind)
# 5  
Code:
ln -s /test2 /test1

 

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #388
Difficulty: Medium
The Unix make command uses A.I. to maintain, update, and regenerate related programs and files.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Solaris

Symbolic links

Soft link,Hard link brief explanation (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: RAJU KAVATI
1 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Symbolic links in UNIX

Hi, I have a file with more than 1 layers of soft links for it. For ex. ls -la .profile .profile@ -> /home/act/.profile_abc ls -la /home/act/.profile_abc@ -> .profile_final I want to get the name of the last file (i.e. .profile_final) when I refer to .profile using shell script. I... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: deo_kaustubh
2 Replies

3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Permissioning for symbolic links

I've just started using UNIX in a Linux vmplayer. I'm trying to run the command: ln -s `pwd`/$1 `python -c "from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_lib; print get_python_lib()"`/$1 in a script from an online tutorial, but I keep getting an error message: ln: creating symbolic link... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: ChipT
1 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Symbolic Links

Hi all, I have scoured the entire forum for this but to no avail unfortunately. Basically, I would like to remove my symbolic link from my folder name i.e. foldername -> /a/b/c/d/f where f is indeed a folder. I have tried rmdir but this does not work and in actual fact deletes the... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: cyberfrog
4 Replies

5. Solaris

symbolic links between servers

Hi Guys... I want to create a link using ln -s for a directory that does not exist on the box. How do I do that? I had some files from Box A directory /d1/u01 and I copied the files across to another Box lets say Box B on directory /d2/u02. Now I want a link so that this path /d1/u01... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Phuti
2 Replies

6. AIX

Symbolic Links

I am linking a directory as follows: ln -sf /home/xxx/userid/real_files/* /home/xxx/userid/linked_files This gives me symbolic links for all the files in the real_files directory in the linked_files directory. My question is, if I go and remove a file in the real_files directory and then go... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: rcarnesiii
1 Replies

7. Solaris

cp a dty without symbolic links?

Hi, - we have copy (cp command) to do to save all the contents of a dty BUT we dont want to copy the files corresponding to symbolic links contained whithin this dty - the box is a sun solaris one - and the cp commande do not say avything about that? thanks for help Jakez (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: JAKEZ
7 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Too many levels of symbolic links

Hi, Is there a limit to the number of symbolic links you can have? I tried to vi the symbolic link relating to a file and got the following error: "filename" Too many levels of symbolic links There is only one symbolic link to one file in this case, but there are >2000 other links to... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Bab00shka
2 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Symbolic Links for a File

how do i get the list of symbolic link names for a particular file programatically (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: b_u_n_1234
4 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Finding symbolic links

How can I find all symbolic links across the network to a directory (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: mehtad
2 Replies

Featured Tech Videos