Closed requested to merge Elessar1802/thunar:relative-symlinks into master
- Let's say the current working dir is /home/abc. Now there is a file Solution.java in /home/abc .
- Now I create a symlink sol.java using
ln -s Solution.java sol.java.
- Since I am not creating the symlink with absolute path, when thunar calls for this symlink target it only gets Solution.java instead of /home/abc/Solution.java . So this path is now being regarded as a relative path.
- So if a g_file_new_for_path is called using this path then the return value would be /path/from/where/thunar/started/Solution.java in this case.
Check validity of the generated target from g_file_info_get_symlink_target and if wrong then generate the target path using the symlink-files parent path. If this relative symlink path is wrong (Also set this relative path as symlink_target_path if file exists/correct ?) then return NULL.
Related MR: !227 (merged)
As suggested by @MShrimp4 in the MR !227 (merged), I have opened this new MR since this is a general problem and distinguishable from the issue (#71 (closed)) MR !227 (merged) is solving.