Open Office relative path vs. hard coded path

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Open Office relative path vs. hard coded path

Postby RodMyers » 2006-05-15 04:35

I'm running debian etch, and the latest version of OO available via synaptic.

In moving OO documents from a Linux computer to an Apple laptop. I've found something odd, when trying to link info among spreadsheets.

On the laptop, I can put the "relative" path, using "./" to get the linking to work, yet n this Linux computer I have to specify the full path to get the linking to work.

I always "assumed" that this was not necessary, but just using the "./" would suffice. Am I wrong or am I missing something?

Thanks
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Postby ajdlinux » 2006-05-15 09:38

This is interesting - on your laptop what happens if you do something like this:

[/home/person] $ln -s ./ /home/person/some/random/directory

On my system it creates a link to ./, not a link to /home/person. Would this have anything to do with it?
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not sure what you mean about the link

Postby RodMyers » 2006-05-16 00:21

the laptop (apple MAC OS X/ppc) works using any of these two;

"./"
"/Users/rodney/Documents/"

On this computer, debian etch, I need to specify the full path;
"/home/rodney/Docuents"

From what I can understand from your comments, I have no sym links on this (debian) computer, nor does the MAC laptop.
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