hard link & soft link

Asked by Federico on 2009-12-18

Hi everybody,

I'm sorry to annoy you with my simplistic questions, but I'd like to know how can I use a soft link or hard link from the shell; I mean, is there a command that is equivalent to the double click on a link (hard or soft)? I used <cat> to show the content of the link, but did I run it or have I just printed on the shell its content?
Thanks again!

Federico

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hmm, I'm not sure what do you mean.

Here you have a good and plain (not quite) explanation of hard and soft (symbolic) links

http://linuxgazette.net/105/pitcher.html

Take a look to it

HTH

Federico (federico-sibella) said : #3

Sorry... I mean file link, created using <ln [-s,-f]> command ...

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