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Re: create a relative symlink

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 18, 2019 at 03:24 UTC ( #11110315=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to create a relative symlink

Does any operating system actually support a relative symlink?

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Re^2: create a relative symlink
by choroba (Archbishop) on Dec 19, 2019 at 15:10 UTC
    Yes. In linux, you can easily create one:
    ln -s .. parent

    If you then move the link somewhere else, e.g. with

    mv parent ..

    it will now point to its new parent directory.

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
      Yes. In linux,

      Make that any POSIX-compatible system. A limit is the filesystem: The respective native filesystems generally support symlinks, but e.g. FAT does not.


      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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