Aliases in X :
July 26, 2002 7:36PM
edited January 2014
If i have a separate folder with an alias to another folder and I put a file in there, will it transport that file to the other folder? if not, will the other folder know about the new file?
Reply 1 of 3
July 26, 2002 7:44PM
That question wasn't worded very well... I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. An alias is simply a pointer to something. So if you double click an alias, it will open the original. So if you copy a file into a folder alias, the file will be in the original folder. The alias simply redirects you to the original, it's not a folder in and of itself.
Reply 2 of 3
July 26, 2002 8:01PM
i had a feeling i didn't word it so great, but my meal was cookin' & i didn't want to re-read * re-edit
now that i'm not hungry anymore.........
thanks for the answer, that's what i was looking for.
If I created a folder alias, would dropping a file into the alias would place that file to where that alias is pointed at .
[i don't think that was worded great either, but oh well
Reply 3 of 3
July 26, 2002 8:16PM
Yep. I do this all the time with an alias of my Apps folder on my desktop.