Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Sun Jul 15 18:16:11 PDT 2007
James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> This: "emblem-symbolic-link" appears to be another issue.
> I think that this should be:
> or it could be:
> but there is no way that "link" is a member of "symbolic". OTOH, there
> are multiple types of "link". IIUC, Linux has 'symbolic' and 'hard' links.
Well, hard links can't be distinguished from normal files. They *are*
just normal files. A hard link is simply a directory entry pointing to
a particular inode. When we talk about 'hard linking' we usually mean
that we've created a new link to an existing inode, but, post-link,
there's no way to tell which directory entry was the 'original' and
which is the 'copy'.
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