I try to create a symlink for a folder using adb. This is my attempt:

ln -s /storage/sdcard0/Android/media/com.amazon.mp3 /storage/sdcard0/mp3amazon

My device is rooted and as you can see this is the internal SdCard. not the external, so there should be no file-system-issues.

But all I receive for that command is a

ln: /storage/sdcard0/mp3amazon: Function not implemented

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Have to answer myself (though this isn't a solution). Android 5.0 Lollipop uses "Fuse" as file system which does not support SymLinks

  • And if it would, still the underlying filesystem could be fat, that wouldn't allow it, depending on if the symlink would end up in a fat partition... Jul 28, 2016 at 9:47
  • @StefanHegny I was expecting the good old "ext" for the internal file system.
    – Ole Albers
    Jul 28, 2016 at 12:07

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