Any way to create an alias without actually adding the word alias to the end?

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  1. JoshFink macrumors regular

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    #1
    Title says it all. I need to alias about 500 directories in my Movies folder and I hate that the word 'Alias' appears at the end when i right click and create alias.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Josh
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    Don't have an idea but whoa! 500 aliases in your movie folder?

    Thats a lot.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    "cmd-opt" while dragging items to another location will create them without "alias" appended.
     
  4. JoshFink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice.. Thanks
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    you can make an alias for the folder rather than for each of the files. That way you can use just one not 500.

    the copy command will make any number of "aliases" all at once. For example
    would make 500 aliases in the curent folder if there were 500 files in "mymovies". It would create a whole set of nested aliasa mirroring the structture od "mymovies".
     
  6. JoshFink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool.. Thanks again
     
  7. disconap macrumors 68000

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    And, as a third (and unnecessary, since those are better) option, you can make all 500 aliases and use automator to remove the word "alias" from the filenames.
     
  8. JoshFink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oddly, this doesn't seem to work from Terminal.

    Now I have the requirement for actually doing this from terminal as opposed to through finder.

    Any suggestions?

    I need to make symbolic links from all directories in

    /Users/frontrow/MoviesE

    to

    /Users/frontrow/All

    Thanks

    Josh
     
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