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Working with Symbolic Links


  1. First command (ls -F) plus outputL: This command simply displays the directory contents before you create the link.
  2. Second command (ln -s): This command takes the first file name, project/qa/test_plan.html and creates a symbolic link to it. The link will be named qa.html.
  3. Third command (ls -F) plus output: The directory now contains a symbolic link named qa.html. The -F option appends an character to help identify the link.
  4. Fourth command (ls -lF) plus output: The ls -l output uses an arrow (->) to reveal the actual file, which the qa.html link points to. Note the access mode. The file type field, the leftmost character, shows the letter l, which stands for link.

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