[CentOS] mkdir this "." directory

Les Bell lesbell at lesbell.com.au
Tue Dec 29 00:26:34 UTC 2009

adrian kok <adriankok2000 at yahoo.com.hk> wrote:

I have this . folder under tmp

It's called a directory, not a "folder" and there's one in every directory.
It's a hard link to the current directory, just like ".." is a hard link to
the directory above.

1/ How they can make it this folder?

Create any directory, and it will appear, as I've explained.

2/ How can I remove it?

If you remove it, you'll be removing the /tmp directory itself, which is
not a bright idea. Imagine someone sitting on a branch, sawing away between
themselves and the trunk of the tree. . .


--- Les Bell
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