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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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Why does ln fails with EEXIST?

I am trying to link a file named genes.gtf to my directory, but I'm getting this error: ln: failed to create symbolic link `./genes.gtf': File exists What should I do?
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Help With Hard links And Symlinks Moving Directory And Files

I have a symlink /var linking to /tmpfs/var.1 /var -> /tmpfs/var.1 I start a script called cache_tmpfs from /etc/rc.local on startup. This script will copy /var.backup/* contents to ...
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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 ...