(dired.info)Making Relative Symbolic Links in Dired
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Making Relative Symbolic Links in Dired
In GNU Emacs version 18, the built-in function `make-symbolic-link'
always calls `expand-file-name' on its arguments, so relative symlinks
(e.g. `foo -> ../bar/foo') are impossible to create.
Dired Extra uses `call-process' and `ln -s' for a workaround.
Arguments NAME1 NAME2 and optional OK-IF-ALREADY-EXISTS. Create
file NAME2, a symbolic link pointing to NAME1 (which may be any
string whatsoever and is passed untouched to `ln -s').
oK-IF-ALREADY-EXISTS means that NAME2 will be overwritten if it
already exists. If it is an integer, user will be asked about
this. On error, signals a file-error.
Three arguments: FILE1 FILE2 and optional OK-IF-ALREADY-EXISTS.
Make a symbolic link FILE2 (pointing to FILE1). The link is
relative (if possible), for example
results in a link
/vol/local/bin/foo -> ../../tex/bin/foo
(binding `S') Symbolically link all marked (or next N) files into
a directory, or make a symbolic link to the current file. This
creates relative symbolic links like
foo -> ../bar/foo
not absolute ones like
foo -> /ugly/path/that/may/change/any/day/bar/foo
(`%S') Symbolically link all marked files containing REGEXP to
NEWNAME, using relative (not absolute) names. See functions
`dired-rename-regexp' and `dired-do-relsymlink' for more info.
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