Move Files across Symbolic Links

Use case or problem

I have a vault that spans multiple places on my disk, all linked together using symbolic links. I e.g. have a “Today’s meetings” folder in one location (A), where I’m working through today’s meeting notes. Once done, I’m moving them to another folder (B) where they are shared with other team members using Sharepoint.

I can move those notes from A to B with any file system tool.

I cannot move them within Obsidian. I get this message:

Uncaught (in promise) Error: EXDEV: cross-dev: not permitted, rename '/A/' -> '/B/'

Proposed solution

It appears this problem is not specific to Obsidian. Google finds this.

The proposed solution would hence be to, if the rename runs into the above issue, to (offer to) attempt a copy instead, and then delete the original.

Current workaround (optional)

Use a different tool, which is cumbersome as I have to navigate to A and B first while I’ve them open in front of my eyes already, in Obsidian.

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