So I want to put my /user/<me>/library on a different drive. Before you wonder why on earth I would want to do that let me explain: I just got a new iMac (late 2013). I had a 256GB SSD put in it, and planned to have the rest of my files on an external drive through USB 3. So I put my entire home folder on the external drive and pointed the system there using the advanced options in the users section of system prefs. Great, that works seamlessly. Now I want to put my ~/Library back on to the SSD because it's such a high-use folder and the external HDD is slowing things down. So I want to make a symlink to point back to the library that I copied to the SSD, but "ln -s /path/to/library/on/ssd" in terminal keeps making aliases instead of a symlink. This guy had the same problem: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5045641 however Im on 10.9 and his solution (the permissions part) didnt work. I also tried re-creating my home folder on the SSD and linking everything except "library" to the external drive, but "ln -s /path/" only wants to create aliases still, which don't work for this. Does anyone here have any suggestions? I recall reading something about creating custom mount points in /etc/fstab.hd (or whatever it's called) but I don't really know anything about that.