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cp -l instead of cp -s does not work?

I have a folder symlink to core files and a folder with my improvements like this: core/ -> /some/distant/root/directory/core/ script_a.py special/script_b.py special/script_c.py core-improvements/ ...
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Why is there a .steampath in my home directory?

In the terminal, I see a broken link which is named .steampath, I didn't remove /home/user/.steam/sdk32/steam, but it is gone. Why is the .steampath there? Should I remove it?
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Make link open target file, not file at link location

Sorry for the tags. I don't know whih one applies. Please remove not pertaining ones, then delete this line. Or comment, and I'll do it myself. Background I want to put a link to a file located in /...
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How to properly share a directory with an another group member? soft-link / hard-link

My scenario is simple. I am working with another team members, and I want to share my directory with others. I created a symbolic link of the shared directory in their home directories. ln -s ~/...
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Back-in-time disk usage

I am using Back-in-time with encryption on a remote server (ext4 FS). I am aware that for an unencrypted backup, BiT uses hard links. Thus in nautilus, the folder size appears to be huge. The actual ...
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directory link count equals 1

after reading that every directory has at least 2 links (from its parent and from itself), I encountered directories with link count == 1 root@ubuntu:~# ll /var/lib/mysql total 28676 drwx------ 1 ...
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When would you want to use a Hard link instead of a soft link? An example to help Understand the difference

I have read lots of posts on What is the difference between soft and hard link but still am a bit vague on the difference. I wonder could somebody give just one or two example(s) of when you would ...
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Why are the by-hash directories on ubuntu mirrors not hard linked?

I noticed that the files in the by-hash directories are not hardlinked to the actual files, as I would have expected. This means that any mirror downloads consume double the time and bandwidth for the ...
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rsync - target bigger then source?

I have a harddrive for backups @ /mnt/old/ am making a copy of a folder (/mnt/old/backup/) that occupies a large part of the partition it's located on. $ df -h /mnt/old/ Filesystem Size Used ...