I have multiple hard drives with the same directory hierarchy, for example:
/media/sda/dir1 /media/sda/dir2 ... /media/sdb/dir1 /media/sdb/dir2
Two hard drives with similar names and similar directory names.
I want to create separate symbolic links to dir1 and dir2 on every hard drive.
The easiest way I have found is to use
cp -sR /media/sd*/dir1 /somedir/dir1 cp -sR /media/sd*/dir2 /somedir/dir2
However, this creates new directories in /somedir which has various side effects, for example, the directory timestamps are useless.
How can I create symbolic links named dir1 and dir2 which link to /media/sd*/dir1 and /media/sd*/dir2? Files are regularly added to the hard drives so I would need to run these commands on a regular basis.