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Old 09-30-2010, 01:51 PM   #1
deuberger
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symlink redirect


Hi is there a way to make a symlink that redirects to the directory rather than acting as an alternate path? In other word, what I have now is:

Code:
$ ln -s -T /some/directory somelink
$ cd somelink
$ pwd
/home/myusername/somelink
but what I want is something like:

Code:
$ ln -s -T /some/directory somelink
$ cd somelink
$ pwd
/some/directory
Does that make sense? I want my pwd to be the hardlink pwd rather than the symlink pwd after changing my directory. Ideas?
 
Old 09-30-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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I think it's not possible with symlinks, but you can do:
Code:
cd -P somelink
to really go where symlink point.
 
Old 10-01-2010, 08:40 AM   #3
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I think it's not possible with symlinks, but you can do:
Code:
cd -P somelink
to really go where symlink point.
Ah, that's a almost satisfactory solution. It will probably be the best we can get. I also noticed that you can do:

Code:
set -P
Which will make cd -P the default in essence (see the bash man pages).

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