[CentOS] symbolic linking

Mon May 19 14:40:11 UTC 2008
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

Frank Cox wrote:
> I have a number directories under /opt on computer jack.  I want some
> (not all) of them to appear in /opt on computer jill.
> I have the /opt directory on jack mounted on jill under /mnt/jack
> If I go into the /opt directory on jill and do this:
> ln -s /mnt/jack/opt/files .
> I get /opt/files/files on jill.  What I want is /opt/files and I
> can't see what I'm doing wrong.

I don't see anything wrong with that command.  A quick test on one of my
systems confirms that it should do what you expect.

Try specifying the target explicitly:

	ln -s /mnt/jack/opt/files /opt/files

(no trailing slashes on either the source or destination)