Help with Lion's symbolic links

M A markoilcan at
Mon Feb 6 18:49:19 PST 2012

Yes, it has has always worked fine for me in every previous OS
version. It just seems to be Lion that's the problem.

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> 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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