Re: Conditional SymLinks

Joel Gallun (
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 08:57:20 -0500

> Along the same vein though, one way to perhaps do conditional type links
> would be through a special /proc like filesystem, a "/cond" filesystem where
> it had special files and directories like "home", "shell", "username",
> "hostname", etc, which would be symlinks to the appropriate home dir, shell
> or whatever. Like:
> /tmp -> /cond/home/tmp
> /cond/home -> /u/bubba
> thus resulting in /u/bubba/tmp

The next release of Digital Unix will have a feature very similar to
this. Beside creating user-specific links, it comes in handy for
creating system specific links when building clusters that share a
root partition.