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Important differences with aliases
Authored by: owain_vaughan on Nov 07, '01 06:21:23AM

Of course UNIX has an equivalent to aliases as well. Rather than using symbolic links you can use 'hard' links. Just use the ln command without the -s option and you will create a hard link. Same caveats as Mac aliases - only work on the same partition, but the cool thing is, both the 'original' and the new hard link are entirely equivalent. You can delete the original, but the file will still exist, because there is another 'link' to it. You can have as many hard links as you like, and as long as you have one the file will still exist.

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