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Building tunnels

Contributed by: Anon
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

Not only can symlinks launch documents and applications elsewhere on your system, but if you create a link to a folder, it will work as a “drag-and-drop tunnel,” and any items dropped on the link will be magically transported to the destination folder. Let’s say you’re working on a project that you’re storing in /boot/home/projects/ reports/school/bebox/ and you’re taking a lot of screenshots for it.

Every time you take a screen, a targa file appears in your home directory, and you’ve got to move it to its destination later. Just create a link in your home directory to the remote directory, then drag your targas onto the link to move them.

This, by the way, can make for a great quick-n-dirty installation system that’s user- friendly and requires no scripting or programming.

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