find grep ln
The find command allows you to search for lost files and directories by name. Given a file or directory name (which may contain wildcard characters), it produces a list of the full path names for every match it finds:
The grep (global search for regular expression and print) command searches the contents of files for the occurrence of a given string. The string may contain wildcard characters.
You can link a new file name 'file2' in your current directory to an existing file called 'file1' by using the 'ln' command:
ln path1/file1 file2
You can rename a link name with 'mv' and delete a link with 'rm' the same way as for a real file name. If you made a soft (using the -s switch) link to another file system which the owner subsequently deletes, you are left with a dangling link which you can't access. Just delete it.
© 1998 Robert John Morton