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Use locally created aliases on other machines System
This seems like a very simple idea, but it is very handy. I have a USB Keychain drive to hold installers, updaters and tools that I use when working on other people's Macs.

One of the advantages of OS X is that, as programs are usually in standard locations, you can use a single alias to open, say, Terminal on anyone's machine. Just make an alias to your copy of Terminal (assuming it's in the usual location) on your portable drive, and then when you plug the drive into someone else's Mac, the alias will open their copy of Terminal. Lovely.
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Authored by: Glanz on Dec 05, '02 04:16:43PM

One came in handy for me too. I was explaining the \"rm -rf\" command to someone on my iBook. I had a folder to delete in /usr/local... Before I could utter \"WAIT\", he deleted /usr/local. :) [three months of compiling] which I had backed up temporarily on a key drive.

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Authored by: cparker on Dec 06, '02 01:26:46PM

This could be considered a loss of functionality. OS 9 Aliases worked across machines, meaning if you took an alias of an app to another machine it would attempt to connect to your machine over the network to run your copy of the app...

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Authored by: AceTracer on Dec 06, '02 04:37:09PM

There is no loss of functionality, aliases still do this in OS X, I can click on an alias on one machine, and it will look for it on my other machine across the network. The only quibble I have with OS X is that symlinks and aliases aren't treated the same.

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