[Q] Symbolic Linking
I am trying to find a way to free space on my Samsung Galaxy Centura (SCH-S738C) without rooting. I thought symlinks would be the answer to all my problems, because the phone stock comes with the ln command.
However, this is what I have done and the outcome:
/mnt/sdcard is the emulated SD-card that is really internal storage.
/mnt/extSdCard is the true removable SD-card.
I can create a text file on the external SD-card, for example /mnt/extSdCard/test.txt
ln -s /mnt/extSdCard/test.txt /mnt/sdcard/text.txt
Link is created sucessfully.
cat /mnt/sdcard/test.txt will display the contents of test.txt located on external SD.
However, if I try to link for example Minecraft PE worlds from the external SD to internal storage, the link is created successfully, however the game does not see the files.
I am not sure why this is, the links work properly, I can see the linked files if I 'ls /mnt/sdcard/games/MinecraftWorlds/' but the game wont see them.
Is there a reason for this? Obviously the links are successful since I can 'cat' a text file link and see its contents?