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RH124 - ch03s11 Lab Environment - error to create hard link to a directory

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Error when trying to create hard link for a directory "hard link not allowed for directory" - step 12 from Chapter 03 S11 "Manage files from command line"

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laurpaum
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The lab asks you to create season1_project_plan.odf and season2_project_plan.odf as empty files, not directories. Fix this and the ln command will work as expected.

You can't create hard links to directories (the main reason being it could create a filesystem loop if you hardlink a directory to one of its parent directories).

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laurpaum
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The lab asks you to create season1_project_plan.odf and season2_project_plan.odf as empty files, not directories. Fix this and the ln command will work as expected.

You can't create hard links to directories (the main reason being it could create a filesystem loop if you hardlink a directory to one of its parent directories).

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