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Old 11-16-2001, 09:31 AM   #1
NoahsMyBro
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Question symbolic links


I've just begun to learn about symbolic links and the ln command. I have 2 questions --

1) What is the difference between a symbolic link and a hard link? Are they similar to what Windows calls a shortcut (& I think Macs use something called an alias) ?

2) Can the symbolic link target an FQDN/URL rather than something else on the same machine? I'm guessing not, as the link can't connect to a different partition, right ?

Thanks,
Steve
 
Old 11-16-2001, 11:13 AM   #2
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1) http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=link+inode

2) nup.
 
  


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