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Lesson 5 Unix About links
Objective Why Unix links are useful.

Unix About links



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A link takes up a trivial amount of storage space. Also, if users edit the link, they actually edit the master file that the link points to, instead of creating a new version of the file. Links offer another convenience. Sometimes you must work with a file whose name or location is difficult to remember. There may be valid reasons for keeping this file where it is, but you can create a link to it to make the file easier to access. In the next lesson, a link to a file will be created.