Symbolic Link

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Mon Sep 10 05:05:30 CEST 2007


In message <1o1Fi.33230$RX.26068 at newssvr11.news.prodigy.net>, samwyse wrote:

> A hard-link, OTOH, allows
> direct access to the contents of a file, as long as it is on the same
> filesystem.  No extra steps are required, so the process runs a few
> microseconds faster, and directory-level permissions can't get in the way.

Hard links are best avoided, because of the confusion they can cause.



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