How to create 'link files' in MorphOS?
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    ausPPC
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    There are a number of these in the MorphOS SDK that just 'point' to actual files in other folders. I think they're also called 'links' under Linux and 'shortcuts' under windows and it's trivial to create them on those OSes. How are they made on MorphOS?
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > 'shortcuts' under windows

    I think that's something else technically, albeit serving a similar purpose.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_shortcut#Microsoft_Windows

    See there for the conceptual difference:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link#Shortcuts

    > How are they made on MorphOS?

    The same way they are made on Amiga(D)OS.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link#Amiga
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    Aha - thank you for that. I see it there in my DOS manual now but never used it before.
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    jacadcaps
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    To create links just use the 'makelink' command.

    And btw, Windows has softlinks as well - in NTFS. They're called junctions. A Windows 'shortcut' isn't one.
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    (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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