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Linking to a network file using Nautilus

Linking to a network file using Nautilus

We have a small intranet with a few Samba shares.. I can browse them easily with Nautilus (on Ubuntu Jaunty), but whenever I try to make a link to a shared file (to the desktop for example) the resulting symlink is invalid.

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You can't symlink to a samba share directly due to the way symlinks work - they can only point to a pathname, not a remote filesystem. However, since gvfs includes a FUSE daemon you should be able to symlink to ~/.gvfs/sharename/path/file.