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Supplemental Reading Materials
- Explain: ln
- Creates a “Hard” link to a file or directory. This type of link will only work on the filesystem of the originating file.
- Explain ln -s
- Creates a symbolic link to a file or directory. Links of this type can traverse file systems.
- Explain unlink
- Removes a link from a file or folder. This command is not covered in the exam.
- What is the role of a filesystem in linux?
- To store files on a storage device such that they are organized and easily located, persistent, have integrity, and can be quickly rerieved later.
- Explain: locate
- Command that searches ta local database of files and folders looking for items that match the search criteria.
- Explain updatedb
- Updates the database that the locate command uses.
- Explain: whereis
- This command locates binary, source, and/or man pages for a command.