xenopeek wrote:Google is not your friend I take it Search for "soft links vs hard links" turns up many useful articles. This is a good one: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/understan ... links.html
xenopeek wrote:Each directory on a normal Linux filesystem has at least 2 hard links: its name and its `.' entry. Additionally, its subdirectories (if any) each have a `..' entry hard linked to that directory. It wouldn't make much sense to do that with symbolic links. There are probably more hard links at system level, but yes us users generally create symbolic links as we want a shortcut to a file or folder.
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