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ShowMeLinux.com: Ask Alex - Linking Files, Finding Files, Dual Modem Setups, and More

Aug 26, 2000, 02:44 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Boppin)

[ Thanks to Dusky for this link. ]

"Question: How do I link files or directories?"

"Alex: Linking files and directories is easy, and makes your life easier. For example, Star Office 5.2 by default makes a work directory called ~/office52/user/work, which it uses to store your work. I find it convenient to store all my work in the same directory. When using other programs, though, I find it annoying to type that long pathname over and over to get to my work, so I've made a link from ~/work to ~/office52/user/work."

"There are two types of links: hard links and soft links. As I progress the difference between the two will become clear."

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