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(MC) Symlink Support

Minecraft seems to support symlinks for both mods and resourcepacks, using softlinks for folders. (tested on MC 1.12.2 and Forge

Having one master directory for resourcepacks could save large amounts of disk space.

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  • Jun 22 2021
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  • Guest commented
    7 Nov, 2023 08:15am

    Symlink (symbolic link) support in the context of computing generally refers to the ability of an operating system or a file system to handle and work with symbolic links. Symlinks are a way to create pointers or references to files or directories, allowing you to access them through a different path. Here's some information on symlink support in various contexts: Operating Systems: Most modern operating systems, including Linux, Unix, macOS, and Windows, support symbolic links. They are used to create shortcuts or references to files and directories, making it easier to access and manage files without duplicating data. File Systems: The ability to create and manage symbolic links depends on the file system being used. Many file systems, like ext4 (used in Linux), HFS+ (used in macOS), scratch geometry dash and NTFS (used in Windows), support symbolic links. However, some older or more limited file systems might not support them.

  • BellCube commented
    23 Jun, 2021 12:50pm

    I can confirm that this works in 1.15 and up as well, with every version of Forge and Fabric I've ever put my hands on.

    I personally use Symbolic Links for these situations as well. When I'm making a 'client' install (I want to connect to a vanilla SMP, for instance). See the idea I posted for additional info.

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