Help with Lion's symbolic links

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Feb 6 18:44:41 PST 2012

On Feb 6, 2012, at 20:40, M A wrote:

> I apologize for raising an issue that is not specific to macports, but
> Google hasn't provided me an answer. In any case, after upgrading my
> system to Lion I find that I can no longer save to symbolic links to a
> directory in standard Mac GUI applications. So, for instance, I might
> have dir_orig as a directory in my home directory and create (using ln
> -s) dir_link which points to dir_orig. When I'm in some Mac app and
> hit command-S to save (e.g. in Word), I see that dir_link is grayed
> out and I can't save my file into it. Permissions on both the link and
> the original directory are fine (I can set both to world rwx and it's
> still a problem). I found some mentions of this problem on Google, but
> no solutions or explanations. I can work around it by changing
> symbolic links to aliases, but it will be a serious headache if I have
> to do that for all of them. Have others here met with this problem?
> Any solutions?

I don't seem to have that problem on Snow Leopard. I don't have Lion to test with.

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