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Old 05-21-2008, 01:01 AM   #1
varunrapelly
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Unhappy hard link and soft link


hello
is it possible to create hard link to a file in any other directory(not in current directory)?
plz if anyone knows this plz give reply
thank u
i got the usuage of ln command and hard link soft links ...
thnk u for ur replies

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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Try reading this:

http://www.linfo.org/hard_link.html
 
Old 05-21-2008, 02:45 AM   #3
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yes... this is best place for information!
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:39 AM   #4
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does not also the ln man page hold that information?
 
Old 05-21-2008, 04:49 AM   #5
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Yeah the man pages are always there.
But this is common for new users to really not understand the man pages thoroughly.
Even I had this problem and even now when I went through ld man page, could not understand it well and had to take help of web.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 04:52 AM   #6
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yes - but if you always avoid it saying "i dont understand it anyway", you will never advance!

then i'd rather have someone read it, not understand it and ask a question, than asking a question and expecting me to read it and provide the answer in a more simple way.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 05:15 AM   #7
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Yeah thats true but everyone can take their own time to get used to linux. So, its better that unless people get used to using it they get help here.
And once they know how it works we will see fewer people coming here without going through man and info pages.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 05:23 AM   #8
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i more enjoy showing people where to find the information and helping with understanding issues :-P
(partly because i also prefere being pointed in the right direction when i have a question, rather than getting pre-digested somethings ^^)
 
Old 05-21-2008, 05:26 AM   #9
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I accept that too. You have a point to mention.
 
Old 10-02-2008, 08:05 AM   #10
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Hi,

You can see the following link for a discussion of symbolic vs hard link. It also has some useful urls for the same subject. Thanks

http://linux-certification.blogspot....-symbolic.html
 
  


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