Hardlink sub-directories and files

Nobody nobody at nowhere.com
Wed Aug 3 09:04:59 CEST 2011

On Tue, 02 Aug 2011 02:32:54 -0700, loial wrote:

> However I do not think it is possible to hard link directories ?

Modern Unices disallow hard links to directories, as it makes the
directory "tree" not a tree, so anything which performs a recursive walk
must explicitly check for cycles to avoid infnite recursion.

Older systems which allowed hard links to directories required root
privilege to do so.

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