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lndir vs. soft links and aliases
Authored by: gjm25 on Dec 15, '03 05:01:25PM

What is the difference/advantages between lndir and doing ln -s * for the applications dir? Or, as I have done, create aliases of all the applications? I would like to check one thing - I have made all my aliases and put them in folders, but is there an easy way to check that I have not missed any apps? or just wait until I can't find it?



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lndir vs. soft links and aliases
Authored by: jzsimon on Dec 16, '03 09:42:35AM

It looks to me like lndir is recursive. Also, it makes soft links only to files but makes new true directories in the shadow directory.

That explains why the shadow applications don't have an alias icon: the .app directory is real; only the files within are links.



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