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Re: Cannot copy a link to an external device?

Subject: Re: Cannot copy a link to an external device?
From: Ralf Doering
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:00:27 +0100
tchomby <tchomby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> If you make a link in Ubuntu (by right-clicking on a file or folder
> and choosing Make link) then you cannot copy that link to an external
> device. Nautilus will say: Error "Operation not permitted." Grsync
> seems to just silently skip them.

What type of filesystem does your external device contain? If it is
FAT/VFAT/FAT32 or NTFS, you simply can't store links on it, because
these filesystems do not support symbolic like Linux (and hence Ubuntu)
does.

Ralf


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