Indexing symbolic links?

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eiggie
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Indexing symbolic links?

Post by eiggie » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:29 pm

Is there a way to make this happen?

I use homebrew to install my favorite editor and homebrew symbolically links the apps it installs into the ~/Applications folder.
I have yet to find a way of getting LaunchBar to index it via the symbolic link--is there a way to get it to do this?

Just for the sake of clarification: I'm *not* referring to an alias. I'm referring to the type of file resulting from the following entered in the terminal:

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ln -s  [path to dir] [link name]

Thanks in advance.

ptim
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Re: Indexing symbolic links?

Post by ptim » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:07 am

I'm keen to see this resolved, too!

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Re: Indexing symbolic links?

Post by ptim » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:13 am

not sure if norbert's reply to me might help you:
http://forums.obdev.at/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6789&p=22692#p22692

deadshort
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Re: Indexing symbolic links?

Post by deadshort » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:57 pm

Bump into 2015! Also/still for homebrew, which I don't think is going away....

I have not found a LaunchBar preferences-only workaround. For homebrew the symbolic links in /Applications point directly to .app folders, so a single indirection is all that is needed. And you don't risk loops or crawling the Internet.

To be specific, we are talking about things like:

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ipython (master)$ ls -l /Applications/Graphviz.app
lrwxrwxr-x  1 deadshort  admin  36 Jan 23 11:21 /Applications/Graphviz.app@ -> /usr/local/opt/graphviz/Graphviz.app

flypenguin
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Re: Indexing symbolic links?

Post by flypenguin » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:01 am

BUMP ...
really, guys, this is not going away :)

jwiegley
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Re: Indexing symbolic links?

Post by jwiegley » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:14 am

Another dump. This really bites Nix users as well, since I can't index my ~/.nix-profile/Applications folder, since it's a symlink into the Nix store that changes every time I update my system.

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