Need Help Creating Symbolic Link...?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by whyrichard, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    How do i "Create a Symbolic Link"?

    I downloaded off apple's website an Automater script by Junecloud, but I can't get it to work!

    Can anyone give me easy step by step instructions? I followed that on the Instructions file from Junecloud, I right-click on a folder and go to "Create symbolic Link" but nothing happens....

    I am automater newb...



  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    ln -s [path to original] [path where link will reside]
    For more info, type

    man ln

    For some tasks, an Alias will do just as well. You can make those by dragging the file to where you want the link, and holding down cmd and option as you let go.

    Oh, and protip: You can drag a file into the Terminal window and its path will get added to the standard input.

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