On Friday, February 15, 2002, at 01:08  PM, Kevin Stone wrote:

> Thanks for proving the point.  It's like I said.  No one is willing to
> explain what symbolic links are.  -Kevin

Actually, if you inspect the message I sent you (it's quoted below), 
you'll see that the specific part of your original post that I quoted is 
the part about how difficult it is to find information on them, and why 
no one seems to explain them.  I never intended to explain them to you, 
because I thought that someone else on the list had already taken care 
of that.

If you're still curious, the following document explains all about the 
filesystem used on Unix -- and is very readable (not some obscure 
technical document).  Please read it:


This is part of Eric Raymond's "Unix and Internet Fundamentals" How-To 
document.  Even for people who really could care less about Unix, it 
explains pretty much how computers work in general.  I found it very 
informative when I first set about learning everything there is to know 
about computers.




>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Erik Price [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
>> Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 8:41 AM
>> To: Kevin Stone
>> Subject: Re: [PHP] Anyway to open a PHP file and view its code in the
>> browser?
>> On Thursday, February 14, 2002, at 05:44  PM, Kevin Stone wrote:
>>> I did a net wide search on Symbolic links to learn what they are and
> how
>>> to use them.  Wouldn't you know everyone's talking about them but no
> one
>>> explains what they are or how to use them.
>> It's because it's a very common thing in Unix, about as basic as copy
>> and paste is in Windows.  And Unix is the widest-used platform on the
>> web, so a lot of web people are familiar with it.  I'm not sure what
> the
>> Windows equivalent is.
>> HTH,
>> - Erik


Erik Price
Web Developer Temp
Media Lab, H.H. Brown

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