I am trying to relink oracle with OMNIBACK media manager in Hp UX .
For that I need to create a symbolic link to the omniback library.hear I was told to do a soft link and not a hard link ..
How do I know a link is hard link or soft link ...
ln -s is a soft link. man ln for explanations.
A "soft" link does not increase the inode count for the referenced file, a "hard" link does. To determine the inode count, execute an "ls -l" (long listing) on the either the link or the referenced file and check the inode count column (on HP-UX it's the first column after the permissions mask). If the count = 1, it's a soft link. If the count is > 1, it's a hard link.
Hard vs Soft links
The way to find out is
If you do
If the inode entries are the same and if the count is 2 then they are hard linked.
ls -li source target
if you do and if you see
filename --> linked_directory
Then its a symbolic link.
Hope these would help you...
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