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File Links

As you use the system, you may frequently want to access objects with very long pathnames. Instead of typing the long path name each time you want to use an object, you can create a special object type called a link. A link gives you a shortcut from one part of the directory tree to another. Unlike a real file a link has no content, it simply acts as a pointer to something else. Links will also allow you to conserve disk space by maintaining only one copy of a file and still have several directory entries for it.

You can create links of two different types; hard links and soft links (also known as symbolic links). Hard links point directly to a file, and they may not span different file systems or link to directories. Soft links however contain only an object's path name (a 'pointer') to the place where the actual data is stored. They can span file systems, and may refer to directories.

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