I've got a source control system at work that I can't modify which scatters a bunch of files in unfortunate places. My IDE expects these folders to be in a single unified location. Normally I'd just symlink everything, but to make things worse, some of the folders must be recursively merged. I have a guarantee that there are no overlapping filenames, but we're talking about thousands of files, more than I'll do by hand.
I've looked into unionfs and aufs, but it's a corporate machine, so no mucking about with the kernel (not to mention the "getting started" docs for these wang chung).
Is there another way to do this?