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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

Hi!

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 "http://domain.com/img/background.jpg"). Downloading it wouldn't help, since the picture keeps updating every minute. Any ideas how to solve this?



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