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Protecting a file from accidentally being sent.


On 2 May 2018 at 21:05, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2 May 2018 at 12:52, Owen Thomas <owen.paul.thomas at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I did try that; the shortcut I created seemed to refer directly to the
> file when I viewed it from the file selection dialogue. I have to admit to
> being unfamiliar with shortcuts. Are they different from symbolic links?
> Can I create one of those?
>
> Same functionality, different name.
>
> Windows: "shortcut"
> Linux: "symlink", "symbolic link"
> Mac: "alias"
>
> They all do essentially the same thing.
>
> And the idea is that when you open them, you get the original, yes. That's
> the point.
>

Maybe I'm mistaken, but I seem to recall that when a Windows (circa 95)
shortcut appeared in a file selection dialogue, the shortcut, and not the
file it referred to was selected.

It's probably been "fixed" by now. Who knows...


>
> Thanks for changing quoting style!
>

You're welcome.
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