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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 ( #932622=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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

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Re^7: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?
by choroba (Archbishop) on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:11 UTC
    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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