paul at city-fan.org
Fri Mar 11 07:55:23 UTC 2005
On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 13:18 -0500, Nat Gross wrote:
> Paul Howarth wrote:
> > Nat Gross wrote:
> >> 2. re: shortcuts. How do I get my link to display the true path? I
> >> have a symlink to /usr/share/xxx. When I browse this (also at a
> >> terminal prompt) , it shows the path as
> >> "/home/nat/Desktop/theLinkName", but many times I prefer to have it
> >> show the true path, "/usr/share/xxx".
> > Re: appearance on the desktop; no idea (I never create shortcuts on
> > the desktop myself - just out of habit rather than because I think
> > it's a bad thing to do [which I don't]). At the terminal prompt, if
> > you use the "-L" option to "ls", it'll show you details of the file
> > being linked to rather than the details of the link itself.
> > Paul.
> I meant something else. If you cd into the link, or if you click on the
> link from a file browser, although the link target is indeed displayed,
> the path displayed in the browser (or as part of the PROMPT in terminal)
> is the link name, not the real target path.
> (Desktop was just an example. This is true regardless of location.)
> [By the way, this is not a high-priority question. Just a quickie, if
You could fix this at the command line by using "cd `pwd`". You'd have
to fiddle with aliases for "cd" in your ~/.bashrc to have this happen
Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
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