Symbolic link

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by gex2113, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. gex2113 macrumors newbie

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    Having a little trouble with symbolic link in El Cap where previously it had been working. I have a MBP with two internal SSD and link a few folders to the secondary drive. In terminal I ran these commands but they aren't linking. Has something changed in El Cap or did I do something wrong this time? Thanks

    sudo rm -rf ~/Downloads/
    ln -s /Volumes/Secondary/System/Downloads/ ~/Downloads

    sudo rm -rf ~/Documents
    ln -s /Volumes/Secondary/System/Documents/ ~/Documents

    sudo rm -rf ~/Pictures
    ln -s /Volumes/Secondary/System/Pictures/ ~/Pictures

    sudo rm -rf ~/desktop
    ln -s /Volumes/Secondary/System/Desktop/ ~/Desktop

    sudo rm -rf ~/music
    ln -s /Volumes/Secondary/System/Music/ ~/Music

    sudo rm -rf ~/movies
    ln -s /Volumes/Secondary/System/Movies/ ~/Movies

    sudo rm -rf ~/applications
    ln -s /Volumes/Secondary/System/Applications/ ~/Applications

    sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Mail
    ln -s /Volumes/Secondary/System/Mail/ ~/Library/Mail

    sudo rm -rf /Volumes/Yosemite/Library/Audio
    sudo ln -s /Volumes/Secondary/System/Audio/ /Volumes/Yosemite/Library/Audio
     
  2. gex2113 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok after further review I was using the download folder on the dock to gauge successfulness. When I went to the actual directory it was shown as linked. However, the dock shortcut is not showing the files in the folder as it normally would through the icon. Any ideas?
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Replace the folders in the dock with the new folders you've made.
     
  4. gex2113 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks chrfr, that gives me a link to the right folder now but lose the preview icon of whats inside. I know it didn't behave this way in yosemite.
     
  5. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Make it easy on yourself:

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/41493/symlinker

    Use that.
     
  6. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Ehh, that is exactly the same thing. The only difference is that you put things in a "box" and you click a button instead of using text and pressing the enter key. Using the keyboard can even be a much better solution, especially when you need some kind of accessibility tool. GUIs are not that suited and definitely not easier.
     

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