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From: Kingston upon ...
(Seemed better to resurrect this old thread rather than create another)
Some working around is needed to delete softlinks, as the Ambient delete buttons and context-menu commands address the softlink's target, rather than the link itself.
Softlinks can be deleted using rm (part of the SDK), but is there anything in the default OS install which can do this, or a more obvious solution which I'm missing?
Also, softlinks cannot be addressed opaquely using Ambient mimetypes.
The commands "gg:bin/rm %sp" or "gg:bin/rm %sf" (+ changing working directory to current) are seen transparently, and the command attempts to delete the softlink target rather than the link itself. Is there some funky AmigaDOS pattern-matching magic I'm missing that would address the softlink rather than its target?
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