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mounted a symlink on a mountpoint

I have a samba share called A on a machined named aaron. Inside that share is a smylink called Audio-CD_WAVs which points to a machine local directory. When this share is accessed by a windows ...
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ln -s vs mount --bind

Is there any practical difference between using ln -s or mount --bind? I want to move some folders to another partition, without changing their daemon setting, and wonder what approach I should take. ...
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Remote Link on OSX

I have two machines on the same LAN, I usually ssh from one to the other and I was wondering if I could create a symbolic or hard link from a box that points to the other one. I'm using OSX on both ...
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Symlinks for common files

I'm trying to consolidate some website files on one of our CenotOS servers, the setup i want to create is something like this but i'm not sure if its actually possible we would have a set of files ...
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ln -s not working under /mnt/

I'm following this tutorial to set up a LAMP stack on EC2 with persistent storage on EBS. It all works well when doing it step by step. But in case you want to mount your EBS under /mnt instead of ...
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consolidate CMS files in one place

We have a system where we use a bespoke CMS on one of our servers. This CMS is used by 30-40 clients. The majority of the files for each client CMS are the same (apart from a few folders)as each time ...
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Symbolic link network volume

Is it possible to create a symbolic link to a network volume? I have a lot of content stored on a machine that I would like to serve up with apache from another. Basically I want http://mysite.com/ ...
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Symbolic Link to folder in root

I have created an ftp account within a vhost and added a symbolic link to a folder situated in root e.g. [root@server myvhost]# pwd /home/myvhost [root@server myvhost]# ll ..... lrwxrwxrwx 1 myvhost ...
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Find out symbolic link target via command line

Say that I setup a symbolic link: ln -s /root/Public/mytextfile.txt /root/Public/myothertextfile.txt is there a way to see what the target of myothertextfile.txt is using the command line?
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How do you create a symbolic (hardlink) in CMD.exe

I need to do this without installing software... Any ideas? MSDOS (cmd.exe) on Windows XP
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Uploading symlinks to a server

I'm working on a project with a directory structure that relies on symlinks. I would like to package this project in such a way that users with no command line access or knowledge could still upload ...
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Can I symlink my Windows data to another hard drive?

When I upgrade to Windows 7, I would like to keep the Windows installation and my data separate. Possibly install Windows itself on a small SSD for the performance gain. I know I can tell Windows ...
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Are there any common symlink gotchas?

Part of my migration strategy of moving to Amazon EC2 for our servers involves making use of symlinks to keep installs and files in their 'standard' locations on the servers but the actual storage of ...
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Does Windows have symlinks?

I have been doing something on Unix that required a symlink. I want to port my application to Windows. Does Windows have symlinks? EDIT: I should be more specific. I'd prefer XP. I'll install Vista ...
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How to find the actual working directory?

When I try to find the current working directory at a linux command prompt (using "pwd"), it will show the directory with symbolic links included. For example, if I make a symbolic link and use it to ...
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List all symbolic links on a unix system

How can I find all of the symbolic links on a unix/linux system?
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WinXP - Map network location to local folder

I have a network location, \\myserver\myshare. On my Windows XP box, I wish to map this location to the path c:\somefolder. Am I asking the impossible?
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Finding and deleting bad symbolic links in windows

Is there any simple way to find broken ntfs symbolic links in windows and delete them? (other than manual search and destroy) I'm in this mess because of windows home server's inability to upgrade ...
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Problem when creating a symbolic link on my server: No such file or directory

Here is the problem: tony@bootsy/var/www/bandop $ ln -nfs /var/www/bandop/shared/config/database.yml /var/www/bandop/releases/20090601055013/config/database.yml ln: creating symbolic link ...
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How do I create a symbolic link in Windows?

Windows Vista added the ability to create symbolic links to files and directories. How do I create a symbolic link and what are the current consumer and server versions of Windows that support it?