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Old 11-18-2004, 10:49 AM   #1
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symbolic link

Hello, I am a new user to linux and I must say it much different than a mainframe platform. the following command ln -s home/opt . is a symbolic betweem home and opt but waht does the period refer to?

Old 11-18-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

You would be better off posting that question in the general forum, as people don't generally offer technical help here.

I would point you at the command
man ln
and say that a single dot (period/full-stop) refers to the current directory.
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Thank you
I will be sure to post in general forum in the future
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ln -s home/opt .
means a symlink to home/opt directory in the current one (home/opt is path to one dir in this case, not separate /home and /opt).
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