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Re^4: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 20, 2011 at 08:08 UTC ( [id://932582] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?
in thread How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?

I would prefer that we do not use these terms like BS and nonsense. That is not a civilized discussion.

This is a tough situation.

On the one hand, you yell at the op:

A common misperception is that a file "exists within a directory". No!

But this is exactly how it works, despite the actual implementation details.

A file exists within a folder, that is why they are called files and folders, this is the model .

So yes, if you're going to yell at someone and correct someone for using the same model everyone is taught, yes, this is bullshit.

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Re^5: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?
by choroba (Cardinal) on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:45 UTC
    A file exists within a folder
    You are unfortunately mistaken. A file exists on a disk and is being pointed to from a folder.

      You are unfortunately mistaken. A file exists on a disk and is being pointed to from a folder.

      No, you merely didn't understand what I wrote.

      Files/folder is a conceptual model/metaphor is based on real http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_folders.

      So yes, files do reside in folders, regardless of the actual implementation details which Marshall describes

        So yes, files do reside in folders, regardless of the actual implementation details which Marshall describes
        This metaphor, however, is not sufficient in explaining why deleting a file is called "unlinking" and how it works.