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Jan 6, 2005, 09:41 PM
 
I'd like to store the cache for Unison on an external drive rather than in my home directory. Are these the correct steps?
1. Drag the cache folder to the external drive
2. Delete the original directory
3. Open Terminal App and cd to the external drive
4. Enter the command "ln -s Unison ~/Library/Cache/Unison"

Will this now store the cache files on the external drive?
     
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Jan 7, 2005, 11:45 AM
 
Originally posted by gbhgbh:
I'd like to store the cache for Unison on an external drive rather than in my home directory. Are these the correct steps?
1. Drag the cache folder to the external drive
2. Delete the original directory
3. Open Terminal App and cd to the external drive
4. Enter the command "ln -s Unison ~/Library/Cache/Unison"

Will this now store the cache files on the external drive?
You're going to need the ABSOLUTE path in the ln statemement. For example:

ln -s /Volumes/myDrive/Unison ~/Library/Cache/Unison

and that's if you're storing the caches at the root of the drive (probably not the best idea... it will get very cluttered).

Can't see why this wouldn't work though. The App's not going to know any different.
     
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Jan 7, 2005, 08:08 PM
 
I tried it using the full path name for both the target and the source:
ln -s /Volumes/myDrive/Unison /Users/myHomeFolder/Library/Caches/Unison

but got this error message:
ln: /Users/myHomeFolder/Library/Caches/Unison/: No such file or directory

So I recreated the Unison folder in the path above, but got this error:
ln: /Users/myHomeFolder/Library/Caches/Unison//: File exists

Why is this not letting me create the link?
     
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Jan 7, 2005, 08:47 PM
 
Originally posted by gbhgbh:
I tried it using the full path name for both the target and the source:
ln -s /Volumes/myDrive/Unison /Users/myHomeFolder/Library/Caches/Unison

but got this error message:
ln: /Users/myHomeFolder/Library/Caches/Unison/: No such file or directory

So I recreated the Unison folder in the path above, but got this error:
ln: /Users/myHomeFolder/Library/Caches/Unison//: File exists

Why is this not letting me create the link?
Well, why didn't you try what CatOne had?

ln -s /Volumes/myDrive/Unison ~/Library/Cache/Unison

Also, is that supposed to be "Cache" or "Caches"?

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Jan 7, 2005, 10:17 PM
 
It's Caches, however I got it to work. The problem was that I typed a trailing "/" after Unison in the target operand. Removing that allowed it to work.
     
   
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