symbolic link

Can you completely explain the nine permissions bits on UNIX or Linux files?

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How do I find out the canonicalised absolute pathname for a given command or file under Linux operating systems?

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My programs and scripts needs a real path and not a a symbolic link. How to I determine a real path of any directory under Linux / UNIX like operating systems? How do I remove references to /./, /../ and extra ‘/’ character in path?

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How do I create a symbolic links under Linux or Unix like operating systems using command line options?

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Q. How do I find out the name of file / directory owner under UNIX / Linux operating systems?

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Q. I need to find file permission and store the same to a shell variable. How do I find out the file permission without parsing ls -l output? A. Use GNU stat command to display file or file system status. It has option to display output in specific format. Display stat for /etc/passwd file Type […]

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Q. I’m new to Linux and how do I examine filesystem and identify regular files or directories? A. Both Linux and UNIX comes with ls command for examining the filesystem. You can use ls command to look at the filesystem. ls command can display: => Character devices => Regular files => Sym links (symbolic links) […]

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