Symlinks (was Re: [OS X TeX] Fwd: Unwanted files have which extensions?)

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at
Tue Aug 17 19:39:41 EDT 2004

Le 17 août 04, à 16:17, Herb Schulz a écrit :

> The last item in my contextual menu (right-click, Ctl+click) when a 
> file or
> folder is selected is ``Make Symbolic Link'' which will create a 
> symbolic
> link with the name ``originalname symlink'' in that directory. You can
> change the name and move it wherever you wish after that. The command 
> seems
> slow but it works; I'm sure it's doing a ln in the background. I'm 
> using
> 10.3.5.
> Does anyone else have that? Where are these contextual menu items 
> stored?

I don't see this with contextual menus in the Finder (with 10.3.5). Do 
you have any special extension installed? Contextual menu items live in 
/Library/Contextual Menu Items and similar. For example, on my disk 
there is:

Portable-de-Bruno:/System/Library/Contextual Menu Items brunovoisin$ ls 
total 0
drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel  102  7 Jun 12:18 FolderActionsMenu.plugin

Portable-de-Bruno:/Library/Contextual Menu Items brunovoisin$ ls -l
total 0
drwxrwxr-x  4 root  admin  136  7 Jun 16:37 StuffItCM.plugin

Bruno Voisin

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