I’m trying to come up with a way to create clickable hyperlinks to network share folders, which work both in Linux and WIndows. I’m using LMDE5 specifically, but I’ve used many different distros in the past.
Curiously, I was able to get “sftp://” links to open in WInSCP, in Firefox in Windows 10. It works! But I can’t get it to work in Linux. I documented my attempt in LMDE 5, and gave relatively simple steps to reproduce the problem. Can you get it working in your favorite distro?
Note: This functionality is important to me, because when Windows users create .lnk files, pointing at some SMB share looking like: “\\fileserver\share1\Some Folder”, Linux doesn’t support that UNC notation. Furthermore, these .lnk files are proprietary binary blobs, and don’t work in Linux (even if the .lnk file referred to an SFTP link internally)! I want a cross-platform way to create links to folders in file shares within a LAN, eschewing Microsoft’s proprietary .lnk files. Thus the desire to use sftp:// links, served from web pages