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movrshakr
April 24th, 2008, 06:52 PM
With apologies, I know this must be simple, but I cannot figure it out, nor did 30 min of web hunting lead me to it.

Using the GUI folder views, how do you create a link in your home folder that will open a folder elsewhere on the disk?

taavikko
April 24th, 2008, 07:10 PM
In Gnome, just right click on selected folder "Create/make link"
Then move it to where you like.

or in command line

ln -s /folder/to/link /where/to/linkit

swoll1980
April 24th, 2008, 07:16 PM
by holding ctrl+shift you can drag and drop links as well

movrshakr
April 24th, 2008, 07:26 PM
by holding ctrl+shift you can drag and drop links as well

That's it! I don't know why my web searching didn't find that. I searched
ubuntu make link
ubuntu make symbolic
ubuntu create link
ubuntu create symbolic

and never found anything of help.

Thanks much; it worked.

movrshakr
April 24th, 2008, 07:29 PM
In Gnome, just right click on selected folder "Create/make link"
Then move it to where you like.

or in command line

ln -s /folder/to/link /where/to/linkit

The 'make link' was grayed out in the right click, probably because I was using it on /etc. The ctrl+shift drag did create the link though.

rykel
October 19th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Like what swoll1980 says, you can Ctrl+Shift and drag to create a link.

You can also Middle-Click and drag to get a "Create Link" dialog.

Try it - you will like it!

:guitar:

bmasterflash
July 4th, 2010, 10:22 PM
The 'make link' was grayed out in the right click, probably because I was using it on /etc. The ctrl+shift drag did create the link though.

If 'make link' is grayed out it is probably because you do not own the folder. If you change the owner and/or permissions it should be available, but like you said ctrl+shift will work too.