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hpr1122 :: LiTS 018: ln

Make links between files with the ln command

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Hosted by Dann on 2012-11-20 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Part of the series: Linux in the Shell

Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
The website is http://www.linuxintheshell.com/

Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
The website is http://www.linuxintheshell.com/

Today it's the turn of the ln command. The rest of the shownotes and video can be found at
http://www.linuxintheshell.com/2012/11/20/episode-018-ln-command/ The ln command is used to create a link between an existing file and a destination, typically newly created, file. Some operating systems may all this creating a short-cut. Recall that Linux treats everything like a file, thus you can create links to files, directories, or even devices.

There are two types of links:

Hard Links: A hard like is a connection where two files share the same inode.
Symbolic Links: A symbolic link is a special file that refers to a different file.


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