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Alias on MacOS (Equivalent to Shortcut in windows) not seen when trying to select files  

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(@michelaudette)
White Dwarf Customer
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 15
May 28, 2020 15:41  

Hi,

Often I use Alias / shorcut for Bias, Flats or Dark files.  These files are often shared between acquisitions.  As such, I create Alias directories (Shortcuts) within a specific directory.

For example:  Last night I tool M81 and M63 with the same equipment profile and filters. At the end, I created Flat, Bias and Dark for M63.  Each of them are in a directory within the M63 directory. On the M81 directory I make Aliases directory that opens up the M63 ones.

The problem is that I dont see these Alias directory under APP when I "1) LOAD" my files. Its hard to explain. :). I'm hoping you get my point.

Michel


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(@vincent-mod)
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Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 1913
May 29, 2020 10:04  

Yes I totally get it, I think you're the first one using it like that. 😉 But I can see the benefit, I would have to ask Mabula if this is possible, I'll get back to you on that.


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(@mkeller0815)
Brown Dwarf Customer
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 8
May 29, 2020 10:19  

I just checked locally on my Mac and for me it works. What I did was creating a "symlink" for the directory I wanted to link in to my working directory from the Console. 
It shows up as normal directory in the file dialog in APP. 
What is not working is using an Alias created in Finder, because Finder creates only a MacOS specific proprietary file pointing to the destination by the content of that file instead of a POSIX compatible symlink. 

Mario.


(@vincent-mod)
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May 29, 2020 10:35  

Ah, very interesting Mario thank you for that! I didn't know this was different from a regular symlink.


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(@michelaudette)
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Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 15
June 2, 2020 02:59  

Ahhhh yes, learning.  I just downloaded a small app that allows you to create Symlink without the use of the terminal and it works perfectly!  Thank you Mario.


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