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Tutorial8: Links / Process Management

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Linking Files
A '''Symbolic Link''' is an indirect pointer to a file and are also known as '''soft link''' or '''symlink'''.
'''Advantages''' of symbolic links are that they are shortcuts to other files, where the symbolic link only contains the pathname to the original file, you can create symbolic links <br>on different Unix/Linux servers, and that you can create symbolic links for directories.
'''Disadvantages''' of symbolic links are that they are NOT good for backup purposes<br>since a symbolic link can point to a nonexistent file (referred to as a "broken link").
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