[X-Unix] Utility "ln" makes a copy instead of hard link?

Philip J Robar pjrobar at areyoureallythatstupid.org
Fri Apr 7 13:15:37 PDT 2006

On Apr 7, 2006, at 10:16 AM, Jerry Krinock wrote:

> EXPERIMENT: [with ln]

Do an "ls -i name*" at each step and note the inode of each name. If  
the inode changes when you edit the second name then your editor is  
indeed doing something like the other two responders have suggested.

McCoy: If people have to choose, they'll trade privacy for safety  
every time.
Lewin: That's the problem though, you trade one for the other you can  
end up loosing both.
-- Law and Order

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