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Following symlinks in Linux?

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I'd love to have this feature. I can create file links to a single folder and just sync this folder rather than multiple folders.

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If BTSync followed the symlink instead of transferring the link itself, it would act much like Junction Points on Windows, and would be preferable.

I use Junction Points on Windows to link everything I want to sync from my profile into a single BTSync directory, and would love to do the same with Linux and FreeBSD.

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Both approaches are useful for different applications, so ideally it would be optional. Probably an "Advanced" option for a folder. I take it that only copying the symlink is supported now?

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Ideally you'd configure it per-share in the .conf JSON or even list all symlinks you want to see traversed rather than simply copied in a .SyncSymlinks file.

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Actually, it's not perfect at the moment, I'd want symlinks transferred to the Windows client too.

So would I. I just added a request for this to the wishlist here:

http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/8620-wishlist/page__st__540#entry62384

so I won't repeat the details here.

No doubt this would need to be configurable at the folder level or at the link level, because some people want symbolic links to be copied as links, others want to access their contents. For my application I would want the contents at the target to be delivered. As you'll see in the other posting, I'm talking about one-way sync, using read-only secrets.

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