Aliases in X :

in macOS 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?


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    xaqtlyxaqtly Posts: 450member
    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.
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    badtzbadtz Posts: 949member
    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 ]
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    cubedudecubedude Posts: 1,556member
    Yep. I do this all the time with an alias of my Apps folder on my desktop.
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