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Use symbolic links for desktop picture collections Desktop
I found it very annoying that desktop picture collections do not accept aliases, and if I wanted to put an image there that was somewhere else on my system, I had to copy the pictures there. Recently I discovered that symbolic links work in this case (as do hard links, but you have to be careful with those). So you can just use:
 % ln [-s] ~/my_pict.jpg ~/current_desktops/
(or whatever you want to call it). I now have a script set up to do this.
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can I have the script?
Authored by: dhopkins76 on Jan 13, '03 04:15:09AM

I couldn't seem to get this to work...

It would be nice to have the script too. I use lots of desktop images in different collections and it would be great not to have to copy my files.

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Link to Url?
Authored by: 84ht739e on Apr 04, '03 08:15:10AM


Is there an easy way to make symbolic links work with Urls? I want to use a picture for my desktop that is not located on my filesystem, but on the internet (like ""). Downloading it wouldn't help, since the picture keeps updating every minute. Any ideas how to solve this?

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