MHR wrote: > Yes, using fqpn's is best in situations like this, but if I read the > above correctly, you want: > > ln -s /mnt/jack/files /opt/files > > because you said you mounted jack's /opt on jill's /mnt/jack, not > jack's / (root). > > Still, why you would get /opt/files/files is a mystery to me, too. You will get that if /opt/files is an existing directory or a symlink to an existing directory. The semantics of "ln -s" are that if the target exists and is a directory, then the symlink is placed within that directory. That's true even when you use the "-f" flag trying to replace an existing symlink, and I get bit by that frequently. You just have to be very careful when symlinking directories. -- Bob Nichols "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address. Do NOT delete it.