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Old 01-17-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
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creating virtual links?

I want to create a "directory" within my home directory that actually points to a directory another directory.

For example: I want my Linux UT2003 installation to look for maps/textures/etc in my windows installation on my other disk. I've got gigs of data that I'd hate to duplicate.

So what I'm asking for is for /home/mydir/ut2003/Maps to point to /mnt/windows/ut2003/Maps and to make this a permanent link.

Old 01-17-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
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Hollerith reports:

Symbolic links are made with the ln command.
Old 01-17-2004, 05:58 PM   #3
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ln -s /home/mydir/ut2003/Maps /mnt/windows/ut2003/Maps


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