Given a function pointer which is obtained dynamically using dlsym, how can I tell Ghidra that that pointer points to a function in another .so that I have open in same project for which I have already done some parameter renaming etc.

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If you follow the function pointer to where the actual function's address is in your first binary, you should see something similar to this.

00870808 09 00 00 80     addr      <EXTERNAL>::Function_Something

Right click the operand (the <EXTERNAL>... part) and select 'Edit External Location'. A new dialog window will pop up.

In this window, click the 'Edit' button next to the 'Path' field and select your .so file.

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