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Re: [vox-tech] netscape bookmark.html

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] netscape bookmark.html
  • From: Gudmundur Bjarnason <slries@dcn.davis.cMAPSa.us>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 10:20:02 -0800
  • References: Pine.LNX.4.21.0010281109020.17423-100000@belial.ucdavis.edu

On Sat, 28 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> i keep a global bookmark.html in /usr/local/share/users/bookmark.html, and
> make symbolic links from within $HOME/.netscape, so all incarnations of me
> can use the same bookmark file.
> the trouble is, when i edit the bookmarks, say as user p, the symbolic
> link is erased and /home/p/.netscape/bookmark.html is written with the
> updated information, and becomes a regular file.  the changes are only
> accessible to p, since it's no longer a link to the global file.
> i can't make hard links because /home and /usr are on different partitions.
> i looked into chattr - can't find anything that would help me (i do want the
> file to be modifiable).
> any ideas on how to keep the symbolic link from being deleted each time i
> edit the bookmarks?
> pete

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