Re: Is 'Make Link' a 'FAIL' awaiting a bug-fix?
This is all perfectly normal.
1) If you execute ls -al <link> or du <link> in a terminal you will see that each link takes virtually no space. In contrast Nautilus (and Thunar) display a positive value corresponding to the original file (the target). I'm not 100% sure what is the reason behind this but I guess it's far more informative than returning the meaningless size of the link.
2) If you edit a link inside gedit, the app thinks it's a real file (that the whole point of links) and uses the link's filename in its title. Perfectly normal.
3) If you make modifications, file managers will report the new size on the target because they are constantly in tune with file system changes. They do not, however, reevaluate link information (which is inferred). Close the window and open a new one - or press F5 - and you will see the sizes match.
Last edited by LewisTM; October 15th, 2012 at 02:00 PM.
husband@wife$ make sandwich
husband@wife$ sudo make sandwich