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Archive for December 6th, 2013

Unix/Linux ln command, I always forget of the left part is the file or link (it is the file)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/06

Like forgetting about the tar syntax, I usually forget which is the left parameter in an ln command (the file or link? it is the file!)

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There are two types of links

  • symbolic links: Refer to a symbolic path indicating the abstract location of another file
  • hard links : Refer to the specific location of physical data.

To create a symbolic link in Unix or Linux, at the shell prompt, enter the following command:

ln -s {target-filename} {symbolic-filename}


via: How to: Linux / UNIX create soft link with ln command.

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