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Suppose there is an instance of apache whose web directory is:

/var/www/html

Is it possible to create a link from a file in a distinct directory so that a web user can download that file using the link?

For example,

cd /home/user
echo "test" > test.txt
sudo ln -s test.txt /var/www/html/test.txt

When I browser the web directory, the link file is not shown.

Why?

My goal is to create a unique URL for each file (which does not necessarily have to be unique), per download.

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You have to enable the symlink in your Apache config file (FollowSymLinks): https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/core.html#options

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