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Softlinking /home to a new folder on a big volume

I have a new large volume I would like to create a folder in called home to serve the users home folders, so the location would be /bigvolume/home. Would creating a softlink (ln -s) from /home to ...
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Question Mark on symlink

Why do I get a "?" mark at the end of a symlink sometimes? E.g. lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root 0 1969-12-31 19:00 xyz -> abc?
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How to symlink folders and exclude certain files

I'm not a server guru (unfortunately) but have a decent knowledge of linux & bsd. I'm trying to symlink multiple instances of HLDS (game server) but need to exclude certain folders & config ...
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Rsync: dealing with absolute symlinks

Having read through the rsync manpage, I can't see any way for rsync to automagically transform absolute symlinks between machines, i.e Server A file -> /home/username/path/file Server B file ...
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Is there a Linux FTP server that can resolve symbolic links when users are jailed?

I'm currently sing ProFTPd with mount points to "emulate" dir sym links. However, the problem is, what to do when you have file symlinks? I could hard link them, but this means replacing all of my ...
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Symlink - Change specific files

I've sym-linked a directory, and now I want to change a specific file in the linked directory, without changing it in the target directory. I don't want to copy the whole directory. What can I do?
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SELinux symlinks?

SELinux is not allowing me to change the context of a symlink. I get no errors or anything. It just doesn't change the symlink, which I am guessing means it is resolving the symlink and changing that ...
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SSL not working on symlinked files

I have a virtual (CentOS) webserver running Apache. I have multiple websites running. Two websites share the same set of core files and have a common database. The files are "shared" via symlinks. ...
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table alias (or 'symlink') in mysql

in MySQL5.1, is there a way to make one table accessible by two different names? I'm thinking about somethink like a symlink on linux filesystems. I know theres the CREATE VIEW myview AS SELECT * ...
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Symlink across local volumes in webroot?

I am looking for a good short-term solution to storage space concerns on my website. Currently, I have all uploaded files (flash video, images, etc.) inside the 'files' directory in my web root ...
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Why won't apache load a symlinked file from conf.d?

I have an apache configuration file which works fine when it's placed directly in /etc/httpd/conf.d/foo.conf. However, when I move the same file somewhere else (for example, move it to /tmp/foo.conf) ...
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List all symbolic links on a directory

a short question: is it possible to list all symbolic links onto a directory other than running a find over the whole filesystem? Background: I have a directory containing a lot of different versions ...
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PHP: Symlink in public_html cannot be accessed through browser

I have tester.php file which I want to run on the browser and I have created symlink to it in my public_html folder, but still when I try to run it, its not working and gives me following error ...
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How do I make it so that I can run this program anywhere?

java -jar yuicompressor-2.4.2.jar ~/src/yuicompressor-2.4.2/build$ ls yuicompressor-2.4.2.jar Usually, I have to be in that directory to run this command. Is there any way I can set it so that I ...
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What is the difference between a soft (symbolic) link and a hard link?

I hear that you can now create soft links in Vista too. So, what is the difference between a soft (symbolic) link and a hard link on UNIX/Linux/Vista? Are there advantages of using one over the ...
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Move a file and leave a soft link behind

I'm looking for a single linux command that allows me to do the equivalent of this: cp /some/path/file /another/path/ && ln -sf /another/path/file /some/path/ If there isn't one, what's the ...