The feature I would like to see implemented is the following:
Finder should behave with symbolic links
(especially directory links) more like a traditional linux system or
like the Terminal:
$ cd path/symlink_to_dir $ pwd path/symlink_to_dir
So in Finder a linked dir should be expandable with the little arrow,
and when navigating into it via CMD+down, the path should NOT switch to
the original but keep the symlink_dir_name in the path list at the bottom.
Navigating back via CMD+up should show up the parent of the symlink and
not the parent of the target dir.
Of course implementing this feature as an opt-in option would be fine.
When thinking about symlinked files, the Idea gets a bit complicated: Some questions could be:
- How should “Quick Look” work on symlinks
- How should “Show Info” work on symlinks
- Opening a File and editing it should modify the target and not remove the symlink.