Amending Hard and Symbolic Links

Practice Labs Module
Time
58 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

Welcome to the Amending Hard and Symbolic Links Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

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Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Amending Hard and Symbolic Links Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Create and Change Hard and Symbolic Links

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Manage hard and/or symbolic links
  • Use links to support system administrative tasks

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • LPI: 104.6 Create and change hard and symbolic links
  • LPI: 103.7 Search text files using regular expressions
  • CompTIA: 2.3 Given a scenario, create, modify, and redirect files.

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Create and Change Hard and Symbolic Links

Sometimes, you may require a file to be accessed from multiple locations on a filesystem. One option is to create multiple copies of the source file. However, it will take much more space and also if the source file is updated, you would need to update the copies at all locations. Another option is to create a link of the source file at each required location. A link carries the metadata to the filesystem and is linked with the source file. These links can be hard links or symbolic links.

In this exercise, you will understand how to Create and change hard and symbolic links.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Manage hard and/or symbolic links
  • Use links to support system administrative tasks
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