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I have created a chroot jail, but now I want to be able to create a link within the jail which links outside of the jail. Is this possible?

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The only method I can think of is used of a bind mount. A quick google found

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This is, pretty much the only way to do it, and it's how openvz does it. – Tom O'Connor Jan 18 '12 at 0:22
Yes, indeed: mount --bind /old /new – yarek Jan 18 '12 at 0:37
Thanks, worked perfectly. – samwell Jan 18 '12 at 22:21

Yes, as Christopher said, a bind mount will work. But I think it will work only with directories and not at file level.

If you need file links you can use hard links but it will only work within a Linux ext filesystem (don't know if other fs support it)

See Here for a description of the difference between hard and soft links.

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