[TxMt] Re: Symlinks as Expandable Directories

bmf brandon at fryslie.com
Mon Feb 4 22:46:16 UTC 2013

Alan mentioned that as a blocking issue to that feature being 
implemented at some point in the past.  I'm sure there are various ways 
to work around the issue but at the moment there doesn't seem to be any 
plan to work on it.

On 2013-02-04 15:37, Adam Sharp wrote:
> On 05/02/2013, at 3:39 AM, bmf <brandon at fryslie.com> wrote:
>> For various reasons, such as that symlinks may point to disconnected 
>> network locations among other things, AFAIK this feature is not 
>> planned.
> Do you know if that particular situation was posed as a limitation to
> the feature being implemented? I feel this could be solved through 
> the
> use of a disabled state for symlinks that are broken/unavailable for
> whatever reason.
> Testing whether a symlink is broken is probably the easy part,
> however. Can anyone shed light on the technical implications of
> allowing symlinks to be traversed in the file browser? (Additionally
> I've noticed that Finder allows traversal of symlinks in column
> browser mode, but *not* in list mode.)
> –Adam
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