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Old 09-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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permission, soft links?

Hi All,

I imported a folder with several files to a server. When I do ls -lh in the directory there is one file that blinks intermittently. I have not managed to change the permission on Linux to use this file. Every time i try to do something ($unlink file) i ended up deleting the file.
See details below. The file that says "genome.fa" is the problem (the blinking is this -> ../WholeGenomeFasta/genome.fa).

i cannot use this file as is. How can i find a way round? I am happy to provide more details of the files i downloaded if needed.
Many Thanks.


-rwxrwxr-x 1 gonzalo gonzalo 29M Sep 14 14:26 genome.4.bt2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 gonzalo gonzalo 29 Sep 14 14:26 genome.fa -> ../WholeGenomeFasta/genome.fa
-rwxrwxr-x 1 gonzalo gonzalo 42M Sep 14 14:26 genome.rev.1.bt2
Old 09-14-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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A symlink is a file that points to another file on your system by name. Usually, when it is blinkinbg, that means that the file to which the link points to is no longer present. You can delete the symlink and re-make it, pointing to the correct location of the file.


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