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how to know how many hardlink count an inode has and where are they located

I need to know how many hard-links pointing to a certain inode. And where are those hard-links located in?
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Does `update-alternatives --config` simply use `ln` to create hard links?

Does update-alternatives --config simply use ln to create hard links? For example, $ sudo update-alternatives --config javaws There are 3 choices for the alternative javaws (providing ...
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Why we cannot create hardlinks for directories? [duplicate]

What are the possible reasons, because of which Unix does not permit hardlinks to directories while it allows us to create softlinks for files as well as directories.
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is softlinks and hardlinks are somewhat related to mutable and immutable objects (in java) in any sense?

While reading about linux,I got the following: Suppose that file1 already exists. A hard link, called file2, is created with the command: $ ln file1 file2 Note that two files now ...
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why does directory contain 2 hard links

When I create a new directory it contain 2 hard links and when I go inside to the new directory it contain two directories (. and ..) . has hard link count 2 and .. has hard link count 3, but I learn ...
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Why does Nautilus show a file and its hard link as bigger than just the file?

When I create a hard link to a 2 KB file (called fun), Nautilus shows this hard link (called fun-hard) as a file with the same size. These two files are pointing to same inode so their combined ...
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How can I check for symlinks and hardlinks before a mv?

I need to attempt a large folder replacement on a legacy system. I would like to mv the orginal folder to a new location, replace it with another, but revert back on the original if the replacement ...
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ln works on command line but not in script

I try this: for file in `ls -1 ../files/file_??_??.dat` ; do echo "$file" ; ln "$file" ; done And for every file it gives this error: ln: failed to create hard link ‘./file_01_am.dat’ => ...
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Hardlink count inconsistent with matching files

On searching for files that have hardlinks on my Portable HDD using the following command: $ find . ! -type d -links +1 -ls | sort -n I get an output of the following form (there are hundreds of ...
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Are hard links equivalent to Windows shortcuts?

Wikipedia defines a hard link as: a directory entry that associates a name with a file on a file system. (A directory is itself a special kind of file that contains a list of such entries.) The ...
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Stating the hard link count for file after each of the following commands?

Assume you have a file called file1 that has a hard link count of 1. State the hard link count for file1 after each of the following commands. Also give a brief explanation of why the hard link count ...
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Linking images from higher directory from multisite environment [closed]

Linking Structure for higher file locations This is a linking question for image linking. I have apache2 setup for named-based virtual hosts with the base root set as /var/www/ . The layout is as ...
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Colorize hardlinks in ls output?

How can I colorize hardlinks myself? Turns out on an old Ubuntu 10.04 I have, this happens by default (same .bashrc and .profile in use), whereas on the newer Ubuntu 12.04 it doesn't. This is the ...
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D-Link DWL-G122 NetWork

I'm starting downloading ubuntu now, and I have a doubt, my computer needs a USB stick with wireless network to achieve .. And anyone know where I can download the drivers for this model? Or does ...
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What are some typical uses of hard links?

Everyone who was used to Windows can imagine what symlinks are and how they're used. On the other hand, the hard link concept is foreign to Windows (am I correct?). I would like to know what are the ...
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Why are hard links not allowed for directories?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I am pretty new Linux world. I am really amazed when I try to create hard link for any directory and fail. I can create hard links for files inside file system boundary. I ...