Before I get 100s of answers that tell me it is impossible to hardlink directories in linux: yes, I know that. The file in question appeared in lost+fount after I checked the filesystem with e2fsck ...
I am using Ubuntu Linux and, just for fun, I want to create a hardlink to a directory (as seen here). Because I'm just doing this for fun, I'm not looking for any sort of pre-developed ...
I know we can do that for files. What about directories? It seems that cpanel uses that a lot.
When I stat a directory I get a listing that tell me there are 5 links to the directory. stat dir My question is how do I get information (names and locations) to all these 5 links?
I've seen many explanations for why the link count for an empty directory in Unix based OSes is 2 instead of 1. They all say that it's because of the '.' directory, which every directory has pointing ...
I read in text books that UNIX/Linux doesn't allows hard links to directories but soft links do. Is it because, when we have cycles and if we create hardlinks, and after some time we delete the ...