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  1. #1

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    Apr 18, 2013
    /Users folder and symbolic links

    I'm trying to understand if /Users folder is a symbolic link or a seperate mount. I assume that the original folder is located at
    /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users

    when i issue
    ln -l
    either in /Volumes/Macintosh HD or in / i don't get the symbolic link symbol (->).

    Also mount doesn't show if /Users is a seperate mount.

    These two folders are the same, if i'm not mistaken, so what am i missing?

    Thank you

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    It's neither - it's a folder at the root level.

    /Volumes/Macintosh HD (or whatever someone calls it) is simply a symlink back to /.
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    Apr 18, 2013
    Ah yes, i see it now and that makes sense.


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