On Wednesday 12 November 2003 19:48, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> Could someone please briefly describe the reactions to the following
> actions? Sometimes I delete the original directories by deleting links,
> and hopefully someone can give me some insight.
> # ln -s /home/steve/directory /tmp/directory
> # rm /tmp/directory
> In testing, the original directory (/home/steve/directory) did not get
> removed, but in reality, I am dealing with my X11R6 directory which had to
> be moved temporarily to make room for a port install.
> # ln -s /usr/X11R6 /home/steve/X11R6
> Which put a new link from the original to the new location.
> If I # rm /home/steve/X11R6, will I be safe as to not delete the original
# ls -l /usr/X11R6 /home/steve/X11R6
I'm currently a bit confused.
> If this is true, what could I have done in the past that would of seen an
> entire directory structure deleted by deleting the link?
> Tks for your input.
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