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Alias links in OS X vs. Ubuntu

Alias links in OS X vs. Ubuntu

I use both Mac OS X an Ubuntu on two different, synced computers. On my Mac I often use aliases (not in the bash sense, in the Command-L sense) to link to files on my computer. Is there a way to do this compatibly with Ubuntu?

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Guest [Entry]

"Use the bash sense (ln -s). You create a unix symbolic link, handled as such in Ubuntu and displayed in Finder as a Mac alias.

You will have to use Terminal though."
Guest [Entry]

In Ubuntu, start dragging something from the destination, hold Alt, drop it on the destination. A menu comes up, choose link. This will make a symbolic link (just like ln -s would). These are slightly different from Aliases (ext3 lacks the feature that allows OSX's aliases to follow moved files, for example) but should do what you want.