Re: Proposal for bug 73937 / symlinks in nautilus

On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 14:42, MArk Finlay wrote: 
> > Let me reclarify my proposal into "Lets do what the shell does by
> > default" as pretty much that is what people are expecting.
> I agree with you, but would reprase to say "Lets do what the shell does
> by default" because that's the right way to do it.
> Syslinks are not windows shorcuts. They are entities in themselves and
> should be treated as such.

I can't see any difference between a Windows shortcut and a Unix
symlink; could you please elaborate?

FWIW, on OS X they have Unix symlinks, and the behavior is exactly the
same of the old Nautilus (except that they don't have an up arrow
button; rather, they have an drop-down menu with the list of ancestor

Note that if you leave the way it was the Unix shell guy can still
achieve what he wants:

      * If he got into a folder through a symlink in Nautilus, he can go
        back to where you were before by using the left arrow ("cd ..").

      * If he wants to go to a folder using a specific path possibly
        containing symlinks, he still can (and in that case, the up
        arrow button will work just like in the shell).

Ettore Perazzoli <ettore ximian com>

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