[CentOS] mkdir this "." directory

Marko Vojinovic vvmarko at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 16:52:33 UTC 2009


On Tuesday 29 December 2009 14:46:23 Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 December 2009 13:59:43 Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> > On 2009-12-28 18:49, adrian kok wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I have this . folder under tmp
> >
> > It is a system-generated link to the current directory.  Don't touch
> > that.
> 
> Thank heavens there's one sane person reading today.  Obviously no-one else
> here was ever new to Linux.

You mean new to the concept of files and directories? This is not Linux-only. 
The . and .. existed even in MS-DOS back in the 80's. And they still exist, 
actually. The problem is that today people working under Windows [7|Vista|XP] 
never get to open a terminal anymore, and various GUI's play smart with them 
and don't show the links to current and parent directories.

Best, :-)
Marko



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