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Symbolic links with IRMs?
Posted on 25 January 2004 12:03 AM
Question:

Can I create a symbolic link on an IRM that links back to my main domain?

Answer:

Yes, symbolic links can be done on IRMs to link back to your main account and vice-versa.

A symbolic link, also known as a symlink, is commonly described as a shortcut or alias that maps any requests made to the old address to a new address.

A symbolic link is created by the UNIX 'ln' (lowercase LN) link command.

The basic syntax is:
ln -s ActualLocation LinkName

Example:
ln -s /big/dom/xmydomain/www/images graphics


*** Please note: You must use -s when creating symbolic links. If the -s is omitted, a hard link will be created instead of a soft (symbolic) link. ***

For more information, viewing the man pages for the 'ln' command, which creates links, is recommended. Simply type 'man ln' on the command line for help.

Other reference information pertaining to symbolic links may be found at the links provided below:
http://kb.iu.edu/data/abbe.html
http://www.FutureQuest.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2489
http://www.FutureQuest.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1115
http://www.FutureQuest.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15803
http://www.FutureQuest.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13613
http://www.FutureQuest.net/forums/showthread.php?postid=63043#post63043