Topic "True Symbolic Link Resolving"

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purefusion
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I'd like to get WinSCP to go to the real link location, rather than appearing to have gone to a subdirectory named as the symbolic link.

For example, say I have a directory called 'app' and inside of that directory I have a symbolic link named 'theme-frontend' which points to 'theme/frontend/default/'

I'd like WinSCP to go to 'app/theme/frontend/default/' not simply 'app/theme-frontend/' ...especially in the path bar, because I like to be able to click on other directories like 'frontend/' and go there without having to first go back to 'app' then manually go to 'frontend/' using the commander/explorer folder tree interface.

So, how can this be done? I swear I've seen it happen before.
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martin
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WinSCP does what the server tells it to do. So your problem is protocol specific. What protocol are you using?
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purefusion
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In this case, it's SCP (SSH) and I don't expect to stop using it. Smile
martin
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purefusion wrote:
In this case, it's SCP (SSH) and I don't expect to stop using it. Smile

With SCP WinSCP just does "cd subdirectory". It ends up where the remote server ends up after the command. With typical *nix server that would not be resolved to symlink target.
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BTW, typical OpenSSH SFTP server behaves as you want, so you may consider switching to SFTP.
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