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Copying files
Authored by: baatezu on May 19, '08 10:09:56PM
There are several cons of that method...
  • First - you need to copy files - that's not right because sometimes you don't need ANOTHER copy of some files.

    I'm advising to use links. As MAC OS X is, at least from 10.5, a certified unix system you have an ability to simply create a link using command line or you can create a "pseudonym" using context menu (but I'm not sure that it will be ok, better use a "ln" command). After that you can simply manage acces policy for this "pseudonyms" and you will be free for changing them as you wish independently from it's origin.

    By the way it'll work in 10.4 too.

    I'll try to explain briefly.
    There are two types of links in *nix:hard and symbolic. Second one is easy to explain... in simple words it's like a link in Windows, when you just have another way to access the file and if you delete it - nothing happens with the object that it was linked. Hard linking means in simple words when you delete a link - you delete an object it linked with. In detail you can read it in, for example,

    man ln

  • Another problem - is sharing a username and password. Maybe you should just create a user "anonymous" and open an FTP-access for it. In some FTP clients there will be some problems with default password if you set it to blank but in common case that's ok.

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