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Old 10-17-2003, 11:37 PM   #1
angmaya
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Talking Is a symlink suppose to blink?


Made a symlink for java plugin, it's at /usr/lib/netscape/plugin. It is blinking , is that good? if it 's not how can i remove it? Can i just access the java plugin through the konqueror pref. box?

I know,lots of dumb questions! but thank you in advance
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:01 AM   #2
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No, that's how they look, symlinks have their color, cyan

If you ever want to delete a symlink, do it the same way you delete an ordinary file.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:09 AM   #3
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If the symlink is RED and flashing, that usually indicates that either the link is broken or it is pointing back to itself.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:13 AM   #4
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you sure??? normally a hard link or a symlink only blinks when the link has been broken??...I'm not sure as to the java plug in though... just a though.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:11 AM   #5
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you sure??? normally a hard link or a symlink only blinks when the link has been broken??...I'm not sure as to the java plug in though... just a though.
Yep. I even just tried it. You have to force the second symlink, as linux will complain otherwise. But a symlink will indeed flash red if the other link is pointing back to it. Either way it's broken if you think about it.

I would just delete the link, verify the location of the file and try remaking it.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:12 AM   #6
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Yup! it's blinking red, i guess it's broke.

Thanks for the help!
 
  


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