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Re: Automatic updating links?




On Tue, 6 Jun 2017, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

On Tue, Jun 06, 2017 at 06:41:03PM +0100, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
But, I
also need that, when renaming the target file, the link would automatically
change its name so that it keeps equal to the target's name...  Is this
possibile?

Totally possible. Write a library of functions with functions that
simultaneously

  1. perform the hard link manipulations you need

  2. update a database that tracks, for each media file, its
     linked-locations.

Then just use your new functions to manipulate your a/v media files.

Problem solved.

No.  Not without exhaustively searching the file system to find the
other links and rename them, and that would have to be something you
do manually, *not* automatically triggered by a rename.

What are you actually trying to do?

I'm making a musical mp3s library.  So I have, say, the following directory
tree: