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Old 08-19-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
wed3k
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Wat is a Soft Link?


Hi, I was wondering what a soft link is and how you make one becuz i need to make one for my installation of aureal sound card drivers in Mandrake 9.1. Any help plz?
 
Old 08-19-2003, 01:16 PM   #2
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A soft link (or symbolic link) is just a way of accessing files (or directories) without moving them. You just have to associate the path of the file with a special type of file (a link) which will lead you directly to it. It is called soft by comparison to a hard link which has different properties.

For more details,
http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?soft+link

Hope this helps!
 
Old 08-19-2003, 01:23 PM   #3
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ok, thx it worked
 
  


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