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Old 06-26-2008
Question Difference between hard link and soft link

Hi Experts,

Please help me out to find out difference between a hard link and a soft link.
I am new in unix plz help me with some example commands ( for creating such links).

S.Kamakshi Smilie
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Old 06-26-2008
moved to q&a....

this is basic knowledge and not for experts.... Q & A: The difference between hard and soft links LG #105
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Old 06-26-2008

Thanks for the useful link,

I usually call 'expert' when they have more knowledge then me in any field.

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