[Courses] [FS] Filesystem Course lesson 2
daniel.richter at wimba.com
Wed Jul 16 15:46:57 EST 2003
>I notice that you refer to direcotries with an ending slash
>eg web/ ../ ./
>Whereas I think of directories as files ("everything in Unix is a file"),
>hence the above directorys are
> web .. .
In almost all cases you can have a trailing slash or not; there's no
difference. I think that "ls" can be configured (somehow) to list
directories with or without a trailing slash. It's all about preference.
 As usual, there are messed-up exceptions. I've noticed that when I use
"ls -ld" on symbolic links that point to directories, the result is
slightly different depending on whether I include a trailing slash.
>ln interprets the pathname of the actual file/directory relative to
>the directory which is to contain the symbolic link.
Yes, that's sum total of the relativity of symbolic links.
Many hacker groups, in anonymous interviews with Mi2g, have
said that they prefer attacking Linux systems and very rarely
target anything running Windows, simply because to do so is
far too easy...
- Jan Andresen, computer security expert at Mi2g
(a computer security consulting firm)
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