Hard link vs Symbolic link

image 1. Graphic representation of Hard link and Symbolic link

What does link mean?

Hard Link

Image2. create hard link
$ ln [original file name] [hard link name]

Symbolic link

image 3. Create symbolic link
$ ln -s[original file name] [hard link name]

Conclusion

Table 1. link types comparison

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Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store