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Chris Coveney
2004-01-04, 18:13
This pertains to a Mac running OS X 10.3.2, and current itunes.

I created a Symbolic Link (SymLink) to my partner's Itunes Music folder,and
placed it in MYitunes music folder.

I could now Import all his music into my itunes, meaning I'd have dupes of
all his stuff on my partition (which I don't want -- and would not fit on my
ipod)

What I want is aliases of his music to show up so my Squeezebox can find and
play them.

Is this possible?

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Dave Scott
2004-01-06, 06:06
Chris

You can make symbolic links to files in other locations - but based on
what I have see in doing this with my ipod as the source .. you can
only link files not directories

Using terminal, command would be something like this:

ln -fs /volumes/NAME OF Volume/itunes directory/* ~/documents/itunes
directory/

You most likely will have to update iTunes Library manually .. use
<command> O & select all the files you want in your library ... I found
with symbolic links that just selecting the directory that they are in
doesn't work ... not to sure why

Anyway variation on the theme of using iPod as source of music

Cheers

Dave Scott



> This pertains to a Mac running OS X 10.3.2, and current itunes.
>
> I created a Symbolic Link (SymLink) to my partner's Itunes Music
> folder,and
> placed it in MYitunes music folder.
>
> I could now Import all his music into my itunes, meaning I'd have
> dupes of
> all his stuff on my partition (which I don't want -- and would not fit
> on my
> ipod)
>
> What I want is aliases of his music to show up so my Squeezebox can
> find and
> play them.
>
> Is this possible?
>
> --
> ccoveney (AT) bellatlantic (DOT) net http://www.ministryofsluggo.com
>
> "The laws of gravity are very very strict, and you're just using them
> for
> your own benefit" - "She's Got a New Spell" Billy Bragg
>
>
>