Where does the *nix system store information about number of hard links to a specific inode? I can't find any information about that. Everywhere what a hard link is but rarely a bit more advanced ...
I'm aware that Linux does not allow hard-linking to a directory. I read somewhere, that this is to prevent unintentional loops (or graphs, instead of the more desirable tree structure) in the ...
Say I have a directory with these permissions: drwxrwx--- Inside this directory, a file with these permissions: -rw-rw-rw- Is the file readable/writable by everyone or not ? If not, how secure ...
Run command like the following: $ln a b $ls -i a b 523669 a 523669 b $rm -f a $ls -i b 523669 b I concluded from this test that command rm actually removes the filename (a in this test) only ...
I have seen in this page that inodes have a link counter to know how many files (read: "directory entry") point to this inode. Is there a way to know which directories contain such entries without ...
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 wonder if storing the information about files in inodes instead of directly in the directory is worth the additional overhead. It may be well that I'm overestimating the overhead or overlooking some ...