Linux: What About Symbolic Link?

English: Symbolic link diagram (original file ...

English: Symbolic link diagram (original file in grey, link in light blue). Italiano: Schema di collegamento simbolico (in grigio il file originale, in azzurro il collegamento). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When using Linux, you can use symbolic link to create shortcut for the data that you want to work with.  Using symbolic link as shortcut is quite convenient, because you can access some data that might reside in a location that is many many levels deep within a parent directory.  Besides being convenient, symbolic link does have other advantages too.  One of such advantages is to protect the original data from being deleted by accident when a user delete the parent directory where the symbolic link is currently residing in.  Anyhow, you can know a lot more about symbolic link and how to use it through watching the video right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

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