Alias' on OS X
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Aug 16 22:34:05 CDT 2005
Dennis Brown wrote:
> I have a very large list of large files (thousands) that I use as a
> database in my program. I also use a subset of them for faster
> testing. At first I was duplicating the subset in another folder, but
> I thought it would be nice to just have an alias of the files I wanted
> to use in that folder. The problem is that my program is happy with
> the file names except it sees them as empty. Shouldn't they provide
> the get File: URL command with the data from the original file?
Are you on a Mac? The last time I checked (admittedly a while ago) the
engine doesn't like Mac-style aliases very much, but does fine with
Unix-style symlinks. I have a contextual menu I use to create real
symlinks, or you can do it in Terminal.
If you are on Windows then it should work as-is.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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