[UFO Chicago] hard links vs soft links

Gittings, Mark Mark.M.Gittings at grainger.com
Fri Aug 13 09:20:07 PDT 2010

One benefit of a hard link is the file is still available if the original is deleted. For a softlink if the original is deleted you have a broken link. 

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From: ufo-bounces at ufo.chicago.il.us [mailto:ufo-bounces at ufo.chicago.il.us] On Behalf Of Brian Sobolak
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 10:46 AM
To: ufo at ufo.chicago.il.us
Subject: [UFO Chicago] hard links vs soft links

I was linking something the other day and realized I only every utilize soft links.  I thought about it for a second and then I thought "Umm, why would I use hard links?"

So I ask you -- what good are hard links for?


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