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Old 01-09-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
bimleshkumar007
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Hi Friends,

Friends i am facing some issue with Linux i want to know how many kinds of file do we have in Linux and what are soft link and hard link mean and the difference. However i want to know also why do we use it in Linux


Can anyone help me with this .


THANKS AND REGARDS
Bimlesh kumar singh
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want to know which email client do we use in Linux

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Old 01-10-2011, 01:29 AM   #2
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Hello,

Have a look at the man page for ln to find out something about hard and soft links:
Code:
man ln
Or if you want it with some clear examples and lots of extra information you can find it here at this link.

About the types of files you 'have' in Linux, have a look at the man page for magic:
Code:
man magic
You can also look at this page for a (limited) list of file types, or you can have a look at the magicfile on your system. That's the file used by the command file when you want to get information about a file. Do a search to find where exactly your file is, but it should be somewhere in /usr/share.

Kind regards,

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