3.10 Managing file links


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          Links allow you to give a single file multiple names. Files are actually identified to the system by their inode number, which is just the unique filesystem identifier for the file. A directory is actually a listing of inode numbers with their corresponding filenames. Each filename in a directory is a link to a particular inode.

  • 3.10.1 Hard links
  • 3.10.2 Symbolic links


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