[CentOS] mkdir this "." directory
jfranz at freerun.com
Tue Dec 29 18:49:23 UTC 2009
John R Pierce wrote:
> 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
Umm. No. Try launching a 'cmd' shell under Windows (whatever version)
and doing a 'dir' anywhere except the root directory and you will see
'.' and '..' entries.
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