hard links

Both Linux / UNIX allows the data of a file to have more than one name in separate places in the same file system. Such a file with more than one name for the same data is called a hard-linked file. How do I create a hard link under Linux / UNIX / Apple Mac OS X / BSD operating systems?


Q. How do I create a soft link (symbolic link) under UNIX or Linux operating system? A. To make links between files you need to use ln command. A symbolic link (also known as a soft link or symlink) consists of a special type of file that serves as a reference to another file or […]