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Re^7: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?

by choroba (Cardinal)
on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:11 UTC ( #932623=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?
in thread How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?

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.
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Re^8: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:29 UTC

    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

Re^8: How to copy/cut and paste files without using modules ?
by ikegami (Patriarch) on Oct 20, 2011 at 21:38 UTC

    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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