Need an example for how to link two directories in Solaris

Posted on 2004-04-15
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I am trying to set up gcc and I am running into space limitations in the /var/pkg directory and I heard that there is a way to symbolically link this directory to another with more space so that the gcc install can work.  Please give me an example of how I can "symbolically link" two directories for this reason.
Question by:roduno

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glassd earned 1000 total points
ID: 10841136
Given directory with the required space:
and another directory on another filesystem:

You can make a new directory which is a link the that directory.
mkdir /some/path/bigdir/newdir
ln -s /some/path/bigdir/newdir /some/path/mydir

This will give you a directory /some/path/mydir/newdir which is a link to /some/path/bigdir/newdir and so should have oodles of space in it.

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ID: 10851269
That worked.  Thanks.

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