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LXer 08-02-2012 01:00 PM

LXer: Creating Symlinks How and Why
 
Published at LXer:

As part of your Linux journey, you’ve probably heard of symlinks which are also known as symbolic links. I figured that since I fixed an error using symbolic links to setup an environment to allow my son to learn program. Part of this process forced me to use symlinks and I would like to share how and why one needs to create and use them.

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273 08-02-2012 01:08 PM

Is it me or does he get it completely worng by calling all links "symbolic" and misunderstand what a hard link is? Also, the suggestion to use "rm -rf" to remove a hard link (he never specified) worries me -- wouldn't that remove all the files contained in a hard-linked directory?
Perhaps I'm being overly critical but it seems like a bad idea to publish a Linux how-to if you're a Windows user with little knowledge of Linux.

Techsystemquery 08-03-2012 07:13 AM

Sometimes deleting Symbolic Link makes confusion. Some info you get from below article.
rm in some scenario don't work. Remove Symbolic Link In Linux


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