how to link /sites in Lion

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macsymacker, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. macsymacker macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2011
    hello everyone,

    I would like to link /sites to another folder that I have created somewhere else.

    how can I do this?

    I looked and found linking stuff in linux and unix but /sites is a system-created folder and I don't want to mess things up.

    thank you.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. macsymacker thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2011
    hi there,

    that is exactly what I am looking for. it is easy to create an alias for /sites but that is not what I seek though. I want /sites to become an alias to another folder.

    thank you.

  4. mrgraff macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    If I'm reading your question right: you want to change the target of the /sites alias to be something else?

    Seems like it would be easier (and less likely to "mess things up") to just create a new alias and work with that one instead.
  5. macsymacker thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2011

    I agree it would have been easier and more logical but I set up my Apache set up to point to another directory where I keep most of my files, nested and sorted in a self-logical way. ;-)

    anyway in the end I removed the /sites with rm -R ~/Sites and then hard linked to the other folder with ln -sF ~/sites ~/to/target

    for now it works.


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