[CentOS] mkdir this "." directory

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at riscworks.net
Tue Dec 29 16:54:28 UTC 2009


Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> 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.

Sure, but: Nobody's guilty *not* to have seen this stuff in her/his
whole life just because she/he never looked at it. There may be multiple
reasons for that, one of them may be a simple 'I was born in 1996 and
never had the chance to work with CP/M'. ;)

> Best, :-)
> Marko

Regards,

Timo


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