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So I want to symlink copy all the files and folders in one directory to another directory. When I use cp -s though without the -r option I get a bunch of "omitting directory" warnings, and I don't want to omit directories:

$ cp -s /home/my_username/path_to_directory/* .
cp: omitting directory `/home/my_username/path_to_directory/foo'
cp: omitting directory `/home/my_username/path_to_directory/bar'
cp: omitting directory `/home/my_username/path_to_directory/baz'

If I use the -r option though, it symlinks all the files in the directories instead of symlinking the directories themselves.

How do I non-recursively symlink all files and folders in one directory to another directory?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Nevermind, I figured it out. I can't believe I didn't try this sooner:

ln -s /home/my_username/path_to_directory/* .
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Please consider accepting this answer – Mike Jan 4 at 12:36
@Mike Sure. I think the only reason I didn't was because it wouldn't let me accept it back when I first wrote it. – Ajedi32 Jan 4 at 14:15

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