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Change the name of a symlink directory without breaking it?

I'm trying to go through the process of changing a symlink on ubuntu 14.04 LTS without breaking anything. Do I simply rename the folder and change the way the virtual hosts file points to the ...
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PHP Glob does not show symlinks on external drives

I have run into a problem using glob function. I use it to scan the entire directory contents and everything is shown except for the symlinks that are mapped from an external hdd or the other ...
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Nginx - redirecting all requests after a URL path to a PHP script

In our existing Apache setup, we have a .htaccess file in a folder which redirects all requests to a PHP handler. For example: www.example.com/gallery/user01/xyz.png For this URL request: The ...
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PHP file causes error if not accessed via symlink

I have a PHP file which randomly causes a 502 Bad Gateway error in Nginx. The Nginx configuration is the following: location ~ ^/dscms3/bo3/(.+\.php.*)$ { client_max_body_size 1000M; include ...
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How to prevent a symlink from being removed?

I cannot seem to work out how to protect a symbolic symlink from being deleted/removed or overwritten. Any ideas?
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Can't apply SELinux file context to paths with symlinks

I have a solution that is being installed in an enterprise environment. The solution and its deployment guide are designed to installed on a RHEL7/CentOS7 server with SELinux enabled and components ...
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Symlinking config files

Our server has various services with it's own config file. Nginx, Dovecot, Postfix... All these config files are located in their own /etc/{service} directory. I'm trying to move these files to a ...
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Identical directories on Linux file system are not symlinks. What else they could be?

I found two directories on some of my systems which are completely the same. All subdirectories and all files are the same. When I delete a file in one directory it disappears in other too. This would ...
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Nginx & PhpMyAdmin standard practices

I'm currently migrating a small dev server from Apache to Nginx and I'm wondering about the "standard" way to manage PhpMyAdmin : I've simply symlinked the phpmyadmin folder to my nginx site root ...
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How do I grant users permission to create hard links (using GPO or registry entries)?

I'm working in an AD domain with one DC running Windows Server 2012 R2, and clients running mostly Windows 7 Professional. I need to be able to grant certain user groups the permission to create hard ...
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Moving \inetpub\ for IIS 8.5

There are many sources that say that the %SERVERROOT%/inetpub/ must never ever be deleted or moved. And yes, I can agree with this, as updates to IIS update that directory blindly -- they don’t ...
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Use .htaccess to redirect to a symlinked subdir of the web root?

I'm trying to use Envoyer.io to deploy my code and I'm running into some issues. This utility makes two folders, current and releases. current symlinks to latest release in the releases folder. So ...
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symlink to PHP file not handled as PHP

I have PHP5 installed on an Ubuntu 14.04 server and it works fine. I create a file called foo.php anywhere in the document tree and it gets passed to the PHP interpreter just as you'd expect. ...
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Tomcat7 pointing to a symbolic link WAR [closed]

I have Tomcat7 running on a Linux server. Tomcat is pointing to a symbolic link WAR for my application. The link is pointing to the actual WAR. I am looking to upgrade the app. What I have done is ...
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Symlink in crontab, script not found [duplicate]

I'm running Debian testing and can't get a simple cron to run a symlinked PHP script. I've a php script in a subdirectory in my home folder /home/foobar/dir/script.php (which starts with the ...
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Resourcespace PHP DAM and external filestore (using symbolic link) on Ubuntu 12.04

I have been working on Ubuntu 12.04 and Resourcespace Digital Asset Management system (Open Source) and everything is ok when using local filestore folder as predefined Filestore. System setup and ...
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Symlink between Libraries don't work

My system is a POWER8 with KVM. On top of it, I am working on RHEL 7.0. I am trying to install Arpack. Since it's not included in the official repos, I found on a website a Fedora version and I took ...
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Which settings apply to a folder connected via junction?

Which folder permission and folder sharing settings apply to a a folder "connected" within another folder via junction, or symlink? Lets assume we have two folders residing in drive D:. D:\Main ...
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Enabling the URL of a folder connected via symlink

Scenario Description: In my workplace we have a DomainController and use TerminalServices. There are different types of servers running on the DC (e.g. webapi , app). The dev guys developing the API ...
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Should /etc/localtime be a symlink or a file?

When I first install a RHEL system, I select a timezone. Examining the /etc/localtime, I see that this is a copy of one of the files from /usr/share/zoneinfo. However, when I look into changing the ...
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Is it safe to symlink complete /var directory

Is it safe to move complete /var directory in separate partition and create symlink to it? mv /var /mnt/storage ln -s /mnt/storage /var Distribution is Google Cloud CentOS Image I do not want to ...
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Web server directory structure with additional volume for media (in Amazon EC2)

I'm re-building my server (LAMP) structure. I have now only one root volume that includes all data. Now i'm adding (EBS volume) for userdata like media etc. so i can just backup that volume and not ...
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How can I copy files by creating symlinks?

I want to traverse a filesystem and copy parts of it to another filesystem by creating symlinks instead of copying anything. rsync would be ideal if it had something like a --local-copy-via-symlink ...
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Process can't see recently created symlink on NFS

I have a small amount of old ubuntu desktops connected by a switch acting as a mini test cluster. The workers take commands from a master node via the SLURM queue manager. They share a data mount and ...
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Is it possible to change a symlink's date/time in Windows?

We've archived old (more than 2 year old) files on our fileserver using FSRM to a different directory by moving and replacing the files with symlinks - the problem is that the symlinks have as a ...
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using /bin/bash in a chroot environment - symlink or mount

A user connects via ssh. The user is also chroot-ed to their home directory. The goal is security. Since the user is chroot-ed, when they login /bin/bash is not found. Obviously the user needs ...
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How to access original files from before a symlink gets updated, which have since been moved to another dir

We have a website and our deployment process goes somewhat like the following (with lots of irrelevant steps excluded) echo "Remove previous, if it exists, we don't need that anymore" rm -rf ...
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apache wont follow symlinks | 403 permission denied

im using Ubuntu 14.04, and got problem with apache configuration: i created a Symlink in /var/www/html (the apache DocRoot since Ubuntu 14.04) torwards /home/me/myWebDirectory cd /var/www/html ln ...
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If a web root directory has a simlink that points to a folder one-level up, does that pose a security risk?

Assuming a Linux/Unix system. Not asking about any particular server software, just wondering in general. I want to use this to include javascript libraries or things like that in multiple sites or ...
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Tomcat - Symbolic link doesn't display images

I have a Java web app deployed on Tomcat 5.5.27 on CentOS 6.4 For certain images, I want to create a symbolic link to another directory. The application is deployed in the ...
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mysql load_file() function always return null for symbolic link

i have installed new database server on ubuntu mysql version is 5.5.35 im trying to execute select load_file('/usr/home/aaa.com/medya_data/ver.txt') and im sure ver.txt file is exist but ...
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Is there a way to create a 'trackable' link (~hard link) to a folder on Windows (Windows XP in particular)?

Lets suppose that there are: a folder and a junction point or a symlink to that folder When the original folder is moved to a new location, both the junction point and the symlink fail (point to ...
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How do I symlink one directory to a chrooted (jailed) directory?

'm trying to create a folder (directory) for a jailed user on my server that will allow him to access another folder outside of his jail. I'm trying to do this with symlink but all it does is create a ...
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Setup VSFTP to download file not symlink

I am running VSFTP. In a chroot environment I have the following setup: ftpdir/directory1 ftpdir/file1.txt ftpdir/links/linktodirectory1 -> ../directory1 ftpdir/links/linktofile1.txt -> ...
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Apache2 Serves Old Content After Symlink Change

When we deploy we create a timestamped folder in a versions folder. After it's done cloning from git we unlink the symlink, and create a new one to the new versioned folder. We reload apache (not a ...
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Mount a Symlink Directory to Document Root for Deployment

Trying to establish a secure multiuser environment with limited user permissions and automated deployment. The example has been made simple to express the idea. Docroot: ...
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debian: follow symlink outside basedir giers error

I have several virtual host with each there folder. And a single shared folder: /home/website1 /home/website2 /home/website3 /home/shared_src Symlinks works fine inside each folder to a per website ...
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nginx symlinks permission denied / 403 Forbidden on Mac OSX

So I have an nginx server running on Mac OSX and I am trying to create a symlink in my nginx www directory from somewhere else. In the browser I get the wonderful 403 Forbidden error. I have also ...
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What is the expected behavior of creating links on a Samba share from a Windows machine?

I've got a server with some stuff shared via Samba and a remote machine running Windows used to access the share. What is expected to happen if I create symbolic/hard links using standard Windows ...
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Copy symlink structure from one server to another

I have a symlink structure that I would like to copy from one server to another. I do not want to copy the files, just copy the symlink structure itself. I tried simply tarring the list of symlinks, ...
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Is there a standard way to keep modified Linux configuration files separate and identifiable?

NOTE This is a copy of a closed question from Stack Overflow, and a constructive version, I feel, of a similar question in Server Fault. Often I need to edit many configuration files under /etc, ...
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OEL Link a directory to another one

I have a Oracle Enterprise Linux Server that is serving a website at /var/www/html/, there is a directory inside /var/www/html/ called "Attachments". This directory is growing very big (around 17GB ...
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File access from CentOS new HDD by web user

I am using Centos 6.3 final and Apache 2.2.15. I recently installed a new HDD and created a symlink within my website's root directory so that my script can write big files to it and uses can access ...
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lighttpd on win32 - symlink equivalent?

I have lighttpd running on a windows 7 box. Is there a way to emulate symlink behavior? Say my document root is at D:\www\docs. And suppose that some files I want to have in my web server's file ...
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Trailing slash added when symlink matches directory name

I have a rule which rewrites my shop url (http://mydomain.com/shop) to a symlink (/var/www/shop). I've noticed that if the url subdirectory matches my symlink name (shop/shop), Apache enforces a ...
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Apache acting strange on symlinks [duplicate]

I have a VPS with CentOS and I'm facing a very strange behavior by Apache webserver. I started this server with 50GB of disk space and soon I ran out of space so I asked maintenance department and ...
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delete empty file link

I accidently made a link and can't delete that: big:~# ls -al total 88 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 May 28 18:10 -> /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.pem drwx------ 8 root root 4096 May 29 01:45 . ...
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Mount --bind versus symlinks

Linux server /www/website directory is my html directory Want users to ftp to /user/website/public_html directory which is chrooted and limited to ftp only access I currently accomplish this via ...
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How to rsync symlinks and their referents but preserving the links

I have the following filestructure in my src directory: en/ en/a/ en/a/file1 -> ../../en/mp3/file1-longer-name-a en/a/file2 -> ../../en/mp3/file2-longer-name-a en/mp3/file1-longer-name-a ...
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Relative symlink within a symlinked directory

I have an installed application in /home/appuser/app/ In that directory there is a separate directory confs for the config files, which is symlinked to ../app-confs, like so: lrwxrwxrwx 1 appuser ...