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:
> 	emblem-link-symbolic
> or it could be:
> 	emblem-symbolic_link
> 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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