Sharing JavaScript files between projects

Hello guys, i have the following problem (simplified for clarity):
file1.js is a file i want to use in my project, the catch here is that i don't want to add this file i want to share this file between different projects (like a library)
I don't want to have different copies of this file for each project that would be using it, i have however fiddle with the javascript library configuration under project settings and added my file as an library
i don't actually know if this is what i need and i found no way to referencing it inside a script tag on my project <script src="????" type="text/javascript"></script> how to do this?

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Hi,

Just to clarify - how would this file be served by web server if does not reside under a web root of one of the projects?

Kirill

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yes that would be part of the problem,  i was wondering if some sort of link could be created between the file and the project where that file is copied to some directory inside the project automatically,  and re-copied upon any changes to the original file

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That's a good question. I've wanted to do that before myself, but with JS, I have found no reasonable way to make it work.

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Symbolic link anyone?

P.S.
This works perfectly fine with folders, with symlinks on files -- it may be "unlinked" when editing such file (depends on your settings, e.g. "safe write") -- have not tested files myself as there was no need (I'm always organizing my extra stuff in folders).

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OK, so in the end one first needs to choose the way to make it work for the web server. Then we can discuss how can we support this in the IDE.

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