I have a folder on my HDD
/media/kalenpw/HDD/Documents/ShellScripts that is full of various scripts I would like to have accessible from any directory. My previous strategy was copying all of the files into
/usr/local/bin this worked, but was tedious when updating scripts having to change in two places.
Luckily, I recently learned about symlinks and they are the perfect fit.
I made a test script in my home folder
then I did
ln ~/test.sh /usr/local/bin and like expected I could execute
test.sh from anywhere.
The issue I'm having is I would prefer to keep all my documents on my HDD(at the directory given earlier). However, you can't link between drives so as expected I got an error
Invalid cross-device link
so I tried doing a symbolic link like so:
sudo ln -s ./test.sh /usr/local/bin/ which created a link like expected. However, I can not execute
test.sh from any directory(or even at all) like I would like. To ensure the file didn't lose permissions in the linking from
/usr/local/bin I did
sudo chmod +x ./test.sh and got an error:
chmod: cannot access './test.sh': Too many levels of symbolic links
I can't imagine there isn't a way to do this as it seems like a common usage, but I couldn't figure out how.
Summary: how can I create a link from one file to another on a different physical drive and still retain the ability to execute the linked file.