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Symbolic Link vs Alias in OS X

  • The mac os Alias is not understood by he vast majority of programs in the Unix part of OSx. This is obvious if you ever try to open an alias when logged in through SSH or vie sftp, they are only understood by the upper level parts of OSX, such as the finder. Hence, seeing as LinPHA runs in PHP in Apache, and neither PHP nor apache can understand Mac OS aliases, LinPHA will not be able to understand aliases, it will always see them as files. At least this is in my understanging of the situation. The only way to make links that Apache and PHP understand is using good old fashioned Unix Symbolic Links

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