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Old 03-30-2004, 03:23 AM   #1
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concrete path of links


On my desktop I have link files like Windows-C.lnk. How can I go to the concrete path which this link refers to?

For example --> /home/X/Desktop/C.lnk --> /mnt/C

Desktop $ cd ?????

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Old 03-30-2004, 07:04 AM   #2
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Open a terminal
and type
cd /mnt/C
make sure there is a space between 'cd' and the first '/'
and be aware that in linux the stuff you type into a terminal is case sensitive
(g is NOT the same as G)
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:22 AM   #3
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No, no . I do not mean this :-)

I will do $ cd ...C.lnk and this will go to /mnt/C. You see?

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Open a terminal
and type
cd /mnt/C
make sure there is a space between 'cd' and the first '/'
and be aware that in linux the stuff you type into a terminal is case sensitive
(g is NOT the same as G)
 
Old 03-30-2004, 03:58 PM   #4
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if C.lnk is a true symlink (created with "ln -s /mnt/C /home/X/Desktop/C.lnk"), you should be able to do:
~/Desktop $ cd C.lnk

I don't know why it's called C.lnk, though...that sounds like a Windows thing.
 
  


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