creating an alias on a server

Phil Davis revdev at
Tue Aug 9 01:34:08 EDT 2011

Never mind. I have experimented with it enough now so I believe it's not 
workable even if it is possible (which I have not proven). I'll find another way.


On 8/8/11 6:59 PM, Phil Davis wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am building a server app with LC and would like it to create an alias 
> (symbolic link) on the server, in a folder that is among those known to Apache 
> on the server (don't know if that makes any difference). I tried LC 'create 
> alias' and a shell(ln -s <source> <target>) without success. Then I added 
> 'sudo' (with an echoed password) to the shell script, but the 'ln' output 
> tells me I'm not using the correct password. Of course I'm using the only 
> password I ever gave anything on the server.
> I'm not sure what to try next. Does anyone have any ideas?
> My tactical goal is to 'put' an existing web page from a CGI, where the page 
> contains relative links to images etc that are actually in folders outside the 
> reach of the web server. If I can automate the creation of a symbolic link in 
> the folder where the CGI resides, I believe I can get there.
> My strategic goal is to serve various sets of web pages only to those who are 
> authorized - whose sign-in info has been validated. Maybe there is a better 
> tactic to get me there?
> Thanks for any ideas.

Phil Davis

PDS Labs
Professional Software Development

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