Neat Trick

Phillip Johnson phillipj at ptd.net
Tue Apr 21 10:28:15 UTC 2015


On Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:30:52 +0200
Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:

> Bill vance wrote:
> > On 4/21/15, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> > > Bill Vance wrote:
> > >> Oops!  The wordwrapping made it a little less plain than
> > >> intended.  Try it this way.
> > >> 
> > >> 
> > >> cd /home/$USER/Desktop
> > >> Name=$(cat /etc/hostname)
> > >> ln -s / $Name
> > >> cd -
> > > 
> > > Or just a single command:
> > > 
> > > ln -s / ~/Desktop/$(cat /etc/hostname)
> > > 
> > > But what's it good for?
> > 
> > Try it and see.  If you don't want it then, use, "rm", on it.
> 
> Well, I don't see any change to my desktop, that's why I asked.
> 
> 
> Nils
> 
> 

On my system, it simply places an icon on the desktop with the local
machine name. Opening the icon lists the "/" directory.

Hope that helps,

Phil




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