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Symbolic Links in Linux

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More videos like this online at http://www.theurbanpenguin.com In this video we move on from the previous video that looked at hard links and inodes to sym -links. These are still links and do show as file type link when we use ls -l. They are, though, a completely separate file. This does mean that as we do not share the same metadata os the original file we link to we can cross file system boundaries. We do take up a small amount of disk space and an entry in the inode table. This, in today's market is not a problem and the benefits of sym-links out shine anything else. they can cross file-system boundaries and can link to directories.
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hotmandead1 (1 year ago)
When I made a symbolic link for document.txt I only got 1 for document.txt
Islarf (2 years ago)
But what is the difference between a link and a symbolic link? and what happens if i altered the contents of fred.txt or hello.txt. And what if i made a link / symbolic link to a directory
James Pretlow (2 years ago)
Sir, you are the shit!
Lucifer 1776 (3 years ago)
Great video ;)

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