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Hard/soft Links?


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#1 shark101a

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 09:50 AM

Is it possible to create either a soft or hard link to redirect to a web page? I am having trouble doing this. I get a error message "when making multiple links, last argument must be a directory". How can I do this if its not a file or in the file system?

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:56 PM

As far as I know, ln does not have network capabilities. I don't see anything in the man pages that suggests that capability either.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:53 PM

The multiple links is a clue - I suspect that you've got the format wrong somehow.

My experience has been that it can be quite tricky to make a link if you don't do it habitually - I know I do at lest one test link if I haven't used the command for a while.

You need to make it a soft link - else there will be a lot of trouble resolving it - and you cannot put "http://..." as that isn't a valid format for linux.

Why not paste a crude wxample of how you're trying to do it?




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