Directory Overlay?

Jon Schneider jon at
Tue Apr 1 16:12:45 BST 2008

> ~john/bigdir/ -> /data/bigdir/
> ~fred/bigdir/ -> /data/bigdir/
> ~eric/bigdir/ -> /data/bigdir/
> However you cannot just symbolically link this as you wish
> ~john/bigdir/my_file to be specific to john.

Don't understand what you're really trying to do.

With union filesystems (also known as tfs), the automounter and indeed
loopback mounting you can do all sorts of weird things.

But if there's only one set of data it is wrong to make it appear
otherwise without a good reason.


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