[OS X TeX] My ! has disappeared in Times

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Apr 27 13:54:56 CEST 2006

Le 27 avr. 06 à 13:32, Peter Dyballa a écrit :

> The same effect a "relative symlink" would also allow ... The  
> danger that symlinks to absolute pathnames get invalid when the  
> file system is re-organised, also exists with relative pathnames,  
> when they point to an external area that is re-organised, or when  
> they point to outside the area in which they reside that is moved  
> to somewhere else right now.

Another possibility would be that absolute paths start at /Volumes/,  
even when the symlinked file or folder resides on the local hard  
drive (so that /sw, for example, would become /Volumes/Macintosh HD/ 
sw). That wouldn't help moving or renaming files and folders, but  
would avoid erasing files and folders accidentally when erasing a  
symlink pointing erroneously to the local hard drive.

No idea how to implement that, though.

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