What is Hard Link and Soft Link ? why we require them ?

Hard Link and Soft Link are the two words which will be heard when you are using Linux (any of it’s distro’s).

what is a hard link?

before that you need to know what is inode.(pronounced as  “I node”)  a concept of unix-like OS’s

In simple terms inode is a data structure which stores file attributes and disk block locations (simply details about a file object like metadata and permissions etc..,)

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