Alias Folders not supported?


#1

I have an alias folder (shortcut) to my htdocs on MAMP, Atom shows this is a file in the sidebar… is there anyway to get it to show as a folder rather than having to go through my finder every time and open the htdocs folder from there or through the terminal?


#2

Which version of Atom are you using? I’m on v0.107.0-fdf8d107 (somewhere in the tree after the current production build but behind master) and I can’t reproduce your issue:

[~/foo] la
total 8
drwxr-xr-x    3 Lee  staff   102B Jun 25 18:01 ./
drwxr-xr-x+ 114 Lee  staff   3.8K Jun 25 18:02 ../
lrwxr-xr-x    1 Lee  staff    29B Jun 25 18:01 test@ -> /Volumes/Data/Users/Lee/.atom

I’m on OS X. What OS and version are you running?


#3

It seems as if Atom only reads symlinks as opposed to aliases.
So for example, if I right click on a folder and select ‘make alias’ - atom will not read this. If however I create a symlink of that folder it will.
In the screenshot the first folder was created in the terminal with 'ln -s’
the second folder was created with ‘make alias’ and clearly atom isn’t reading it properly.

It would be nice if there was a way to fix this.