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Hard Link: Very similar to a symbolic link, a link is a standin for the file so that it is easy to keep a single file updated and have several links where necessary. A hard link cannot be deleted without having the original file deleted where as a symbolic link CAN be deleted without needing to delete the file being pointed to.

This difference is sometimes used to advantage -- by having two hard links to the same file, the file is somewhat protected from deletion.

Also note that hard linking can only occur within a single partition -- soft links can occur across partitions.

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  • JasoK - 20 Jan 2002
  • RandyKramer - 21 Jan 2002
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