Linux Command Line Tutorial #6 – Hard and Symbolic(Soft) Links

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Linux Command Line Tutorial #6 Content:

:# Hard Links
:# Symbolic Links
:# Difference Between Hard & Symbolic Links
:# Their Main Characteristics
:# Linux Commands For Creating Them

In this tutorial I will be talking about hard and symbolic links. Another name for Symbolic link is Soft link, you can use both of them, its not wrong.
I will teach you the difference between those two link types, their
main characteristics, and ofcource Linux commands for making them.

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  1. Good video, but the only thing missing is showing what happens when you make a change in the original file–what happens then when you click on either the hard link or soft link. Deleting the original file is understandable: broken link. But making a change to the original file? What happens? My problem with soft links is how to move them to parallel directories. I can move a link to a sub-directory–but that's all I can do. Maybe you can do a video on how to place soft links into other directories. Something like: ln -s ./[file] dir/sym-link. Or some such.

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