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Support for symbolic links

Randy Lebeau 9 years ago updated 9 years ago 8
I want to be able to make a symbolic link in textastic to my Dropbox folder.
Due to sandboxing restrictions in iOS, an app can only access its own files. So this won't work, unless I'm missing something.
I am able to do it with koder, but textastic is a million times better. Can you look into it? I really need the sym link for my dev environment, but I desperately want to go back to textastic.
Can you please explain in more detail what you are trying to do? 

You can access your Dropbox using a remote connection as explained in the manual: http://www.textasticapp.com/v3/manual/lessons/How_do_I_access_files_in_my_Dropbox_account.html
Sure.

My iPad is jailbroken and running lighttp.  I have a webserver at /var/www 
I want to "ln -s /var/www iPadwww" in the textastic /Documents folder.  The sym link shows up in ifile but its not displayed in the app.  I basically want to be able to edit sites in the app and have the files saved directly to my var/www so i can run my php and sql scripts using my iPads server.  Does this help?
You could try to use a hard link instead of a symbol link (don't use the "-s" switch).

That said, I don't support jailbroken devices - I don't even have one.
Yeah i tried that.  You can only hardlink a file not a directory.  Oh well... If I come up with a solution ill be sure to let you know!

Thanks!
I've just added basic support for symbolic links in Textastic 4.0. I will submit this version to Apple today.
Amazing!  You and your app rock!  Keep up the good work