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TOPIC: Link of one photo to several pedigrees?

Link of one photo to several pedigrees? 2 months 4 weeks ago #1

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Hello!

Sorry, did not find a similar topic. If it's not right, I'm sorry, please.

1. There are several pedigrees. For each pedigree there is a media folder.

data/media/family1/
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data/media/familyN/

2. In the media folder for the first pedigree, one group photo (family_ALL_pedigrees.jpg) with representatives from all the pedigrees is stored.


data/media/family1/family_ALL_pedigrees.jpg

Question:
How to link family_ALL_pedigrees.jpg with other pedigrees without copying to all media folders.

Thanks.

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Link of one photo to several pedigrees? 2 months 4 weeks ago #2

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In the >Control Panel >Manage Family Trees, you will find:
Media folder
/home/domain/public_html/data/
media/
This folder will be used to store the media files for this family tree. If you select a different folder, you must also move any media files from the existing folder to the new one. If two family trees use the same media folder, then they will be able to share media files. If they use different media folders, then their media files will be kept separate.
... so, in short, no.
However, you could designate the SAME folder for both families, and copy all the images from the 'new' folder to the shared folder, and simply use the shared folder in the future.
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Link of one photo to several pedigrees? 2 months 4 weeks ago #3

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Thanks for the answer.
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Link of one photo to several pedigrees? 2 months 4 weeks ago #4

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Dream on. Ver. 2.0, due anytime (after over a year in development,) will be a whole new ball game. Wait & see.
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Link of one photo to several pedigrees? 2 months 4 weeks ago #5

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Once again, thank you very much!
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Link of one photo to several pedigrees? 2 months 3 weeks ago #6

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Olevit wrote:
Question:
How to link family_ALL_pedigrees.jpg with other pedigrees without copying to all media folders.

You can make a symbolic link in each media / tree subfolder. That is technically not a copy, it doesn't take up space.

Question for you: if you have a photo with related individuals, should not the different trees be merged to avoid duplication of information?
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Link of one photo to several pedigrees? 2 months 3 weeks ago #7

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How do you make a "symbolic link?" (I doubt disk space is an issue.)
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Link of one photo to several pedigrees? 2 months 1 week ago #8

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I suppose bertkoor is referring to Linux / Unix system feature.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link

"In computing, a symbolic link (also symlink or soft link) is a term for any file that contains a reference to another file or directory in the form of an absolute or relative path".

You can list symbolic links along with "real" files, you can open them or even write a data to them and system will handle all linking-related operations for you, thus saving / reading / listing data from "real" file where you referred a symbolic link.

Thus, you can have one file and i.e. five symbolic links linking to it and from your perspective it will look like you would have six copies in total of that single file. Not only this doesn't occupy additional space, but also changing one of these "files" will be immediately reflected by all copies. Long waited, never forgotten, never actually received (except for some in-house middle-solutions) feature of all DOSes, all dully Windows-like systems and everything else touched by Microsoft.
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Link of one photo to several pedigrees? 2 months 1 week ago #9

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It's a Windows feature as well since NTFS 3.1 in Windows XP (2001).

interworks.com/blog/jpoehls/2012/06/07/s...ymlinks-windows-how/
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