Learn how to create shortcuts or aliases to files and directories by creating symbolic links.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we're going to learn … about something called symbolic links. … Symbolic links are also called sym links for short. … And they're similar to the shortcuts or aliases … that you might have used before … in a graphical user interface. … The idea is that we create an object … that refers to an object somewhere else in the file system. … The way that we create a sym link in Unix … is with the ln command. … ln short for link. … It's very important … that you use the dash s option with ln. … That's what creates the symbolic link. … If you leave that off … it creates something called a hard link. … And that works very differently, and it's rarely used. … So rarely we're not even going to talk about it here. … We're just going to focus on the much more common … and much more useful symbolic links. … So ln with the dash s option, … followed by a path to the target file, … and then the path to the sym link that we want to create. … There's one very important difference …
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Files and Directories
3. Ownership and Permissions
4. Commands and Processes
5. Directing Input and Output
6. Configure Your Working Environment
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