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I have a samba share at /public. The directory allows only reading from users that are connecting to it but any user on the server can write to it.

I have a folder in my home directory at ~/processing. I want to "link" (not sure if that is the correct term) all files from that folder to /public and have it be accessible by users connecting to the share.

Finally, I would like this link to happen once, so I wouldn't need to constantly poll for new files with some cron script or something (which is an option, but not an ideal one for me).

My samba config is at this PasteBin.

I have root access on the server so I can pretty much do anything I need to to get this working. Additionally, if it comes down to it I can just put the files directly into the /public folder, although I would rather not.

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If you haven't set

wide links = no

you can use symlinks; otherwise mount --bind the relevant path inside your share.

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Thanks, that seems like it worked. But I can't see the files on the actual file system, only in the share. Is that something that is expected to happen? – Milo Gertjejansen Sep 12 '13 at 1:04

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