Linking Files: Hard Link vs. Soft Link?

Derek Broughton derek at
Fri Apr 17 16:27:36 UTC 2009

Amedee Van Gasse (ubuntu) wrote:

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> Derek Broughton schreef:
>> Rashkae wrote:
>>> No, there is absolutely no way to hard link a directory.  That's not a
>>> oversight, but a very conscientious decision made by people who spend
>>> way to much time thinking through the implications :)
>> LOL.  _Now_ I understand it :-)
> You should read Modern Operating Systems, Second Edition by Andrew S.
> Tanenbaum. *If* you can understand that book... ;-)
> (I have it on my bookshelf, but I have not read it cover to cover)

Actually, I should have that (perhaps not that specific edition - and have
read it).  Unfortunately I went looking for it a while back and it's walked
off.  Odd, since it's hardly the sort of book you lend to your friends :-)
(not at least if you want to keep them).

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