I am creating Symlinks for Magento purposes but for some reason something is going wrong.
I created the symlinks using PuTTy SSH.
So I did this:
cd /home/user/domains/newwebsite/public_html/
ln -s /home/user/domains/oldwebsite/public_html/app/ app
So this is supposed to create a "shortcut" towards the app directory on the old website, right?
Well, it did, kind of. If I do dir it shows the directory. But when I look at it on FileZilla, it shows nothing.
Also, going to the app directory, it perfectly shows the files and directories it should contain.
When I create the folder app using FileZilla, I'm unable to open it. And when I delete the app folder, it is also gone using the dir command.
Changing names of files using FileZilla also changes it when using dir.
I have been doing this for a couple of other websites and it works fine.

Using Debian 8. FileZilla SSH

cd app

Might be that FileZilla is not reliable but the website doesn't show anything so there must be something different going on.

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    Server software often has default flags to the effect of "never follow symlinks" so you cannot by accident reveal files outside of public_html (like password files), I'd guess that's what you are running into. – Ulrich Schwarz Sep 1 '16 at 9:36
  • @UlrichSchwarz, Hmm I read about that. I was kind of expecting it to follow symlinks as it did with other users. But I am beginning to doubt it. I will ask my server management guy if this might be the case. Thanks! – Sj03rs Sep 1 '16 at 9:40

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