Re: Symlink indirection

From: Andrew Walrond (
Date: Fri Dec 13 2002 - 12:04:12 EST

Of course; Didn't think of that in this context.

My application of symlinks involves overlaying several directories onto
another, in an order such that any like named files are overridden in a
defined way.

I had thought about asking the feasibility of [made up name]
'transparent bindings' which would have this effect

Suppose I might as well ask now ;) Any takers?

Pete Zaitcev wrote:
>>Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 16:48:45 +0000
>>From: Andrew Walrond <>
>>Sorry for being dense, but what do you mean by 'bindings' ? Hard links?
> $ man mount
> Since Linux 2.4.0 it is possible to remount part of the file hierarchy
> somewhere else. The call is
> mount --bind olddir newdir
> After this call the same contents is accessible in two places.
> -- Pete

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