Re: Proposal for bug 73937 / symlinks in nautilus

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 07:38, Aschwin van der Woude wrote:
> I agree with this poster, the current behaviour (nautilus 2.2.0) should
> be configurable.
> The previous version (2.1.90) was as I expect symlinks to work, and was
> very happy with the change. Unfortunately for me this change has been
> reverted. :-(
> IIRC correctly another poster explained this behaviour is also
> configurable in some shells.
> It sounds fair to me to have nautilus make this configurable as well,
> and using the default bash behaviour as its own default.
> Just my 0.02 (euro's that is),
> -A.

Why should it be configurable, if we are concerned users don't
understand the behavior of symlinks, why not change make link to create
a .desktop file that points at the linked uri. This would have the
advantage of allowing traditional users of symlinks to have them work as
they expect, well allowing windows/(mac???) converts to have the
behavior they are used to...

The reason i prefer symlinks to work as they do in the shell is that i
use them to symlink folders in my home dir from another hd partition
(these include my evo folder and other personal folders,so that when i
upgrade my distro I don't have to worry about backing up my home dir).


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