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Easy conversion of multiple Safari .webloc to PC .url files
Authored by: gdsimms on Jul 30, '04 01:15:42PM

Now that I know the /*/rsrc trick, I'm considering hunting down all folder aliases deep in my home directory tree and replacing them with symbolic links, so that they work in the finder AND on the command line. Is there any reason NOT to do this?



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Easy conversion of multiple Safari .webloc to PC .url files
Authored by: paulrob on Jul 30, '04 02:05:28PM

In 10.3, an alias will point to the correct file/folder even if the file/folder is renamed/moved. I'm pretty sure, you will lose this feature with symlinks.



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Easy conversion of multiple Safari .webloc to PC .url files
Authored by: Murphy on Jul 31, '04 08:12:37AM

Aliases still work when you rename or move the original file. Symlinks rely on the path to the file, so when it's renamed or moved, the link won't work anymore.



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