If I have a symbolic link to a target file and I replace the target file's data, keeping the same target name, do I have to delete the symbolic link and create it again ?

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    Isn't this something you can easily try yourself?
    – nohillside
    Jul 16, 2018 at 17:27

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No. A symbolic link only refers to the target's name/path, not the contents.

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