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Old 09-29-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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Creating a "shortcut" to a directory?


Is it possible to create a file that, when double-clicked on from a GUI FTP client, forwards you to a directory?

Here's what I'm trying to do. I have a user I just created with FTP access rights to /var/www/htdocs, however their homedir is /home/username. Obviously when they login with the FTP client they start from /home/username, and being completely new to linux they won't know how to browse out and to /var/www/htdocs. What I'd like to do is have a file in their homedir called WWW that when double-clicked takes them to /var/www/htdocs.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 12:57 PM   #2
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Create a symbolic link - it's exactly what they are made for.
I don't know what file manager you are using; here is the way to go on the console:
$ ln -s /var/www/htdocs WWW
$ cd WWW
$ pwd -L
/var/www/htdocs

Hope I could help,
mschutte
 
Old 09-29-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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i would expect the easiest way to accomplish this would be to set their home directory to /var/www/htdocs

i would doubt you could run a script from an ftp client.

<edit> oh yeah, right, depending on your ftp server, a soft link will probably work too</edit>

Last edited by bigfez; 09-29-2005 at 01:00 PM.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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Originally posted by mschutte
Create a symbolic link - it's exactly what they are made for.
I don't know what file manager you are using; here is the way to go on the console:
$ ln -s /var/www/htdocs WWW
$ cd WWW
$ pwd -L
/var/www/htdocs

Hope I could help,
mschutte
Ah ha! I was experimenting with soft links, but I was obviously doing it wrong. You're suggestion works perfectly mschutte, much appreciated!!
 
  


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