[CentOS] mkdir this "." directory
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Dec 29 18:21:01 UTC 2009
Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> 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.
having an actual . and .. file in a directory is a distinctly Unix
practice. It leads to some funny behavior too, especially when
combined with symlinks
for instance, say /home/pierce is a symlink to /home2/pierce and I'm
in /home and go cd pierce, then go cd .. in *some* unix systems,
that cd .. takes me back to home, in others takes me to /home2
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