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Learn Linux, 101: Create and change hard and symbolic links

Jun 03, 2010, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Shields)

"Overview

"In this article, learn to create and manage hard and symbolic links. Learn to:

* Create hard or soft links
* Identify links and know their type
* Understand the difference between copying and linking files
* Use links for system administration tasks

"This article helps you prepare for Objective 104.6 in Topic 104 of the Linux Professional Institute's Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) exam 101. The objective has a weight of 2.

"Prerequisites

"To get the most from the articles in this series, you should have a basic knowledge of Linux and a working Linux system on which you can practice the commands covered in this article. Sometimes different versions of a program will format output differently, so your results may not always look exactly like the listings and figures shown here. In particular, much of the output we show is highly dependent on the packages that are already installed on our systems. Your own output may be quite different, but you should be able to recognize the important commonalities."

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