minor slim-down in LFS-3.2-RC1 (e2fsprogs)

Don Smith midio at att.net
Wed Feb 13 13:46:54 PST 2002


"Marc Heerdink" <marc at koelkast.net> wrote in message
news:1013625183.1171.78.camel at gimli...
> Op wo 13-02-2002, om 19:06 schreef Don Smith:
> [..]
> > In summary, a hard link just makes a copy of the original file's
> > directory entry with a new name in it while a soft link allocates a
> > special file that points to the destination. One more distinction:
after
> > creating a hard link, you will not be able to determine which file
was
> > the original and which was the link.
>
> Aren't all files just hardlinks? After all, all "files" just refer to
a
> number of inodes on the disk. IIRC, the inodes that conclude a file
have
> an index of the number of links to that particular file, which is
raised
> when links are made or destroyed. That means that there is no
"original"
> or "link".
>

Yes, that is exactly right. I just wasn't explicit enough. Thanks

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Don



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