Top Ten Mac OS X Tips for Unix Geeks
Subject:   Aliases & Links
Date:   2002-10-28 15:38:42
From:   anonymous2
Your item on these doesn't really explain the point of aliases - on the face of it one might wonder why one would want to use them when Symbolic links appear to work everywhere that an alias works, but aliases don't work in the bsd environment.

The point is that aliases keep working when the file that they point to gets moved or renamed. They are also smart enough to (attempt to) mount an offline volume if their target file is on it. They have been around in the MacOS world for some time, and have proved to be very useful!

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  1. Aliases & Links
    2007-05-16 16:05:28  johnrussell13 [View]

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