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

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at
Thu Aug 19 09:00:16 EDT 2004

I don't have this problem, and as far as I know my window settings are 
the default settings apart from the width. However, in the preferences 
I have specified

Execute the command: /bin/tcsh
Declare terminal type: xterm-color


On 19.08.2004, at 14:19, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 19 août 04, à 13:16, Claus Gerhardt a écrit :
>> According to the manual the ln command only works for files, though 
>> the name of the target could be the name of a  different directory, 
>> in which case a link with the name of the original file will be 
>> created in that directory. It is also possible to issue the command 
>> with more than two arguments, where the last argument is the name of 
>> a directory.
> I'm getting really lost here, as I've just verified that:
> 	ln -s ../Figures Test
> works, in that it creates, in the current directory, a symlink Test to 
> the subdirectory Figures from the parent directory, whereas yesterday 
> I could swear it didn't work (I was getting an error message instead).
> BTW, a really OT question: what is the box to check, in the Window 
> Settings in, such that, when you are writing a command 
> and the pointer reaches the right border of the window, the pointer is 
> positioned on the next line to the left, instead of being superposed 
> on the current line to the left. Namely, how to avoid getting stuff 
> like this:
> esgimc11:~/Desktop/Ébauche 2 (4)/Version 2.0.10 brunovoisin$ ln -s 
> ../Figures Exempl
>   ^
> where ^ denotes the position of the pointer, and to get instead:
> legimc11:~/Desktop/Ébauche 2 (4)/Version 2.0.10 brunovoisin$ ln -s 
> ../Figures Exempl
> es
>   ^
> I remember somebody on this list told once what to do, but I can't 
> remember the less-than-explicit name of the option to set. And in the 
> meantime I've done an Archive & Install, so my settings have been 
> lost. I've tried practically all the checkboxes in Window Settings, 
> understanding the meaning of very few of them, but none seems to 
> affect this problem in any way.
> Bruno Voisin
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