Windows type shortcuts to files and folders

Johan Kriel jek at
Thu Mar 5 06:45:15 UTC 2015

On 05/03/2015 02:56, Dale Amon wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 03, 2015 at 04:25:40PM -0500, Rodney Dawes wrote:
>> This is possible with .desktop files:
>> [Desktop Entry]
>> Name=Foo
>> Type=Link
>> URL=file:///path/to/foo
> I just
> 	cd /home/username/Desktop
> 	ln -s target linkname
> and the folder appears on the desktop just fine.
Thanks, but this is not what I had in mind. This is the same as to make 
a link in Nautilus, which is just another path to the same contents. 
What I want is an real physical jump to the target folder, so that 
Nautilus displays the real path to the folder, not symbolic path. Like 
Windows shortcuts does.


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