Re: Proposal for bug 73937 / symlinks in nautilus

I agree with this and was thinking:

Nautilus should treat system links like system links. If users expect
that when the create a link with nautilus for it to not behave like a
system link and more like a windows shortcut, then it seems obvious to
me that the thing to fix is not how nautilus interprets system links[1]
but how nautilus creates lunks/shortcuts.

Maybe nautilus should create launchers instead of syslinks.

I think that the "fix syslinks" patch should be re-applied and we should
discuss how to improve nautilus' _creation_ of syslinks.

[1] this should be like the console

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 17:00, Rolf Kulemann wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 23:47, Rolf Kulemann wrote:
> > 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).
> > 
> > dave
> Thats what I think, too :)
> Comments to ".desktop files and symlinks":
> People say symlinks should be treated as .desktop files.
> I think symlinks and .desktop files should not be mixed up. 
> So a symlink should not be treated as a .desktop file until a .desktop file is defined as a symlink.
> We saw in an earlier posting how symlinks can be configured via the shell (many ways).
> My opinion is to present symlinks - in every program - like the shell does.
> .desktop files should be treated as ...  .desktop files.
> If the user "treats" symlinks as .desktop files because nautilus does, 
> he will wonder about a file selection dialog which treats symlinks like the sehll does.
> I think the behavior of nautilus to expand symlinks and the fact that the filesel does not
> seems to be a discussion of consistency. THE solution should provide consistency.
> As long as nautilus is the only "desktop" program which expands symlinks there IS a big useability/consistency problem.
> If the user doesn't know about symlinks...he won't create symlinks.
> If symlinks are so bad, then all symlinks should be replaced by .desktop files.
> (I want nautilus not to expand symlinks if the shell doesn't expand symlinks .... PLEASE)
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