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Re^5: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?

by choroba (Archbishop)
on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:45 UTC ( #932619=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

A file exists within a folder
You are unfortunately mistaken. A file exists on a disk and is being pointed to from a folder.
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Re^6: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:01 UTC

    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.

        This metaphor, however, is not sufficient in explaining why deleting a file is called "unlinking" and how it works.

        So what?

        The metaphor is still correct and useful

        Pretending that it isn't , that its wrong, is as ikegami already said

        Continuing to go around in circles is trolling

        There was no request or reason to explain how unlinking works. Unlinking may not always remove a file's contents from the disk, but it sure does delete files from directories.

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