Re: [wpmac] Symbolic Links to expand the shared folder
- Tom, this is really good news. WP/SS now has access to the entire OSX
volume, leaving no particular need to set the Unix volume to an OSX
folder of any size, e.g. the Documents folder, or keep documents on
the SS volume. I plan to test how the symbolic links interact with the
"Open WP Files in OSX" Applescript, that lets you just double-click
on a WP file anywhere in the (so far, only the) folder designated as
the Unix volume to open the file in WP/SS.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Geoff Gilbert <Geoff@...> wrote:
> Dear Tom
> This is such a useful add-on - we still can't drag and drop between
> sheepshaver and OSX, but it means I don't have to open the
> Sheepshaver volume each time I want to transfer files between the two
> >Hi, Everyone.
> >Symbolic Links (or SymLinks), apparently a type of Unix alias that does
> >more than Mac OS or OSX aliases, work very well for me in SS to expand
> >access to additional regions of the HD besides the one shared ("Unix")
> >There was a brief mention on the Emaculation website that SS plays
> >nicely with SymLinks. I accordingly created a folder called SymLinks
> >within the shared folder, then, using a free utility called
> >SymbolicLinker (adds a contextual menu item for one-click SymLink
> >creation, see http://seiryu.home.comcast.net/~seiryu/), made SymLinks to
> >a number of folders containing documents usable in (or even made with)
> >WP, and moved each of the SymLinks to my new SymLinks folder. Now, in
> >SS the SymLinks look like subfolders of the SymLinks folder on the Unix
> >disk, and files can be moved to and from the SymLinked folders.
> >I tried initially to SymLink the entire hard drive, and my home folder,
> >but this created some problems (apparently an infinite regress when the
> >SymLinked folder or volume already contains the shared or "Unix"
> >folder). Now I just make a new SynLink to any folder I need SS/WP
> >access to.
> >The only downside is that it now takes Sherlock much longer to search
> >for anything if you search "All local volumes" or "all volumes." My
> >workaround is to limit searches to the (virtual) hard drive created
> >within SS, and use Spotlight or EasyFind in OSX for broader searches. I
> >have not yet tried John R's QuickFind utility within SymLinked folders.
> > That is next.
> >Thomas J. Rostafinski, Ph.D.
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