Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#3902 closed enhancement (fixed)

Allow opening the target of symlinks (helps opening files through /vsicurl, /vsizip)

Reported by: Even Rouault Owned by: warmerdam
Priority: normal Milestone: 1.8.0
Component: default Version: unspecified
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Many software only enable to open datasets/datasources through file explorers. But GDAL/OGR ressources can be virtual filenames, such as /vsicurl/http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/data/gtiff/utm.tif

The idea is that if someone does :

ln -sf /vsicurl/http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/data/gtiff/utm.tif my_remote_utm.tif

he will see my_remote_utm.tif in a file browser and GDAL/OGR will open the target of the symlink (after the direct opening of my_remote_utm.tif failes).

Tested successfully with QGIS.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Even Rouault

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Commited in r21440

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