No "Make link" in Nautilus?

Benjamin Roe ben_ubuntu at
Sat Nov 6 11:13:17 UTC 2004

That confused me too. The thing is, you have to have write permission to
the folder to create the link in.

You can just do it through dragging: hold down Ctrl+shift, then drag to
where you want the link. You get some odd mouse pointer while doing it
that in no way indicates that you're creating a link.

Either that or use a nautilus script:

Save this script


for arg
        ln -s "$PWD/$arg" $HOME/Desktop

as "Send to Desktop as link" in ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts, do chmod +x
"~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Send to Desktop as Link" and it will appear
as an action in the right click scripts menu.

On Sat, 2004-11-06 at 05:51 -0500, Bryan Pizzuti wrote:
> Shows how much attention I can't make links in the right-click
> menu in Nautilus unless you run it as root?  You kow, trying to send stuff
> as links to the desktop (INCREDIBLY useful feature) is REALLY evil without
> that....

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