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Old 11-10-2007, 07:21 AM   #1
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Smile at same directory, is it cannot have same name text file and folder name?


Hi, i have confuse with this: i am in folder /test inside there i have make a directory #mkdir folder1 , than inside /test have a directory name "folder1", now i want to create a text file in same location /test #vim folder1 ,but cannot create this text file? is it folder name and text file or what file also cannot have a same name?


i am in /mnt/hda , now nothing is mount to this directory, i have create a file in this directory, but now i just mount the harddisk partition to this directory mount -t ext3 /dev/hdd1 /mnt/hda than the directory /mnt/hda files which i create before i mount the /dev/hdd1 cannot view after i mount /dev/hdd1?

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Old 11-10-2007, 07:35 AM   #2
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at same directory, is it cannot have same name text file and folder name?
That's right.
Code:
# mkdir folder
# vim folder
~
"folder" is a directory

# touch foo
# mkdir foo
mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': File exists
When you think about it, this behavior is quite reasonable. A directory is a file too... how can you have two files with the same name? How will the computer tell them apart?

Note - you should not be creating user-access directories off root like /text. Create them in your home directory (~/text) or off /usr/share ... the directories are organized that way for a reason. ~/documents is equivalent to My Documents... see?
 
Old 11-10-2007, 07:55 AM   #3
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I have to disagree with Simon Bridge. You may have a folder and a file in the folder with the same name.

Prove it this way: In your home folder ~,
mkdir test
cd test
mkdir folder1
cd folder1
touch folder1
cd ~
ls -R test

test
test/folder1
test/folder1/folder1
 
Old 11-10-2007, 09:06 AM   #4
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You may have a folder and a file in the folder with the same name.
I agree, but that's not what he's asking and it is not what I said.
Quote:
i am in folder /test [1] inside there i have make a directory [2] #mkdir folder1 , than inside /test have a directory name [3] "folder1", now i want to create a text file [4] in same location /test #vim folder1 ,but [5] cannot create this text file?
... see?

# pwd ...[1]
/test
# mkdir folder1 ...[2]
# ls ...[3]
folder1
# vim folder1 ...[4]
~
"folder1" is a directory ...[5]

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 11-10-2007 at 09:14 AM.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 09:13 AM   #5
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See the other question:
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i am in /mnt/hda , now nothing is mount to this directory, i have create a file in this directory, but now i just mount the harddisk partition to this directory mount -t ext3 /dev/hdd1 /mnt/hda than the directory /mnt/hda files which i create before i mount the /dev/hdd1 cannot view after i mount /dev/hdd1?
# pwd
/mnt/hda
# touch dummy
# ls
dummy
# mount -t ext3 /dev/hdd1 /mnt/hda
# ls
documents music archive (or whatever is in there, but not dummy)
# umount /mnt/hda
# ls
dummy

This too is the correct behavior. It hasn't overwritten "dummy", all it means is that /mnt/hda is now about a different drive.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 09:31 AM   #6
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I stand corrected. On re-reading the original post, I see my error. Thanks for correcting me.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 11:20 AM   #7
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I stand corrected. On re-reading the original post, I see my error. Thanks for correcting me.
No worries... the English was pretty mangled... now OP chimes in to say you were right all along
 
  


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