NTeX & Infomagic live-filesystem

NTeX & Infomagic live-filesystem

Post by Reimer Karls » Fri, 03 Feb 1995 00:45:33



Hey all of you!

 I wondered if anybody wrote a script to (soft-) link each file
 of a given directory structure to a copy of this directory
 structure located anywhere in the / directory tree.
 I need this for TeXing with the live filesystem from the
 Infomagic December 1994 release of Slackware 2.1, because some-
 body in the *linux* newsgroups posted that the CD-ROM driver
 are quicker if each file is linked seperatly to it's dierectory
 instead of linking the whole TeX directory of the live filesystem
 with e.g.
    ln -sf /cdrom/live/usr/lib/texmf /usr/lib/texmf
 .

 I haven't found any hints or pointers to a script of this type, I even
 asked the support team of Infomagic.

 So I wrote my own script. It is primarily written to solve this NTeX
 problem because it also copies the necessary TeX binaries from CD to
 HDD. But if you delete these 'cp' lines you can use it to copy any
 directory tree of a CD and link each file from this CD directory tree
 to it's directory in the copy.

 If anybody is interessted in this small script, I would be pleased to
 mail it to him or if requested to post it in this group.

 Enjoy yourself!

 Reimer

 p.s.: Thank you _all_ for Linux!!!
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1. NTeX & Infomagic live-filesystem

: Hey all of you!

:  I wondered if anybody wrote a script to (soft-) link each file
:  of a given directory structure to a copy of this directory
:  structure located anywhere in the / directory tree.

What would be wrong with

    ln -s /...<source_dir>/* <target_dir>

? Remember to use an absolute path.

:  asked the support team of Infomagic.

I think they were probably feigning death.

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