Is there anyway of symlinking files at a lower level than using ln? Here's
I run several instances of third-party software like vBulletin and Geeklog
on my server, and I've been experimenting with centralising them for a
while. The obvious and easiest way to do it is to hack the config file to
read the hostname and deliver a different configuration for each site.
Unfortunately though, this means I need to reintegrate the hack every time I
upgrade, and I nearly always forget to do this.
For other parts of the site, most notably layouts and images, you can get
around this by Aliasing files from within Apache, i.e. I keep vBulletin and
Geeklog skins outside the application directory tree, so when I upgrade
there's no need to remerge them. I'd like to do this with the config files
too, but obviously symlinking requires tinkering in the directory tree.
Any way around this? Silly question I know, but does the filesystem have
anything like Apache Aliases?
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