[CentOS] mkdir this "." directory

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Dec 29 17:35:53 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:
>>>>>
>>>>> 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'. ;)

On the other hand, someone *is* guilty if they pick up something new, and
DON'T BOTHER TO RTFM, even cursorily.

        mark



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