Re: Anyone seen this?
On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 10:34:11AM -0500, John Mason wrote:
> unlink is not really a "link"... it's the name of the command. The
> "unlink" command really just means delete. Not a clue why they call it
> unlink and not delete.... but basically calling unlink on a file OR a
> hard link OR a symbolic link will remove the link/file.
Actually it is the other way around. There is no command to delete
a file - all you can do is decrement the inode link count. The
file gets deleted as a side effect when the link count drops to zero.
The only thing an 'unlink' is sure to remove is the directory entry.
That is how hard links work.
Digby R. S. Tarvin digbyt(at)digbyt.com